Prorocentrum arenarium M.A.Faust 1994
Prorocentrum arenarium M.A.Faust 1994: 759-761, figs 14-21
Published in: Faust, M.A. (1994). Three new benthic species of Prorocentrum (Dinophyceae) from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize: P. sabulosum sp. nov., P. sculptile sp. nov., and P. arenarium sp. nov.. Journal of Phycology 30: 755-763, 21 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F.Stein
Type locality: Caribbean Sea: Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America (associated with colored sand and coral rubble; Faust, 1994) (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 55). Holotype: SEM 133024 (Faust 1994: 760). Notes: Isotype: SEM 139045 (Faust, 1994).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), in sandy places.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Faust & Gulledge (2002: 55) notes this species is a diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) toxin-producing species, producing okadaic acid. Please consult original reference for further details.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Nagahama, Y., Murray, S., Tomaru, A. & Fukuyo, Y. (2011). Species boundaries in the toxic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima (Dinophyceae, Prorocentrales), based on morphological and phylogenetic characters. Journal of Phycology 47(1): 178-189.
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 April 2011 by G.M. Guiry
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Faust, M.A. (1994). Three new benthic species of Prorocentrum (Dinophyceae) from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize: P. sabulosum sp. nov., P. sculptile sp. nov., and P. arenarium sp. nov.. Journal of Phycology 30: 755-763, 21 figs.
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.