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Prorocentrum belizeanum M.A.Faust 1993

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Prorocentrales
Family Prorocentraceae
Genus Prorocentrum

 

Publication details
Prorocentrum belizeanum M.A.Faust 1993: 101, figs 1-10, 28

Published in: Faust, M.A. (1993). Prorocentrum belizeanum, Prorocentrum elegans, and Prorocentrum caribbaeum, three new benthic species (Dinophyceae) from a mangrove island, Twin Cays, Belize. Journal of Phycology 29: 100 -107, 30 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prorocentrum is Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prorocentrum hoffmannianum M.A.Faust

Type information
Type locality: Caribbean Sea: Twin Cays, Belize, Central America (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 57). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 57). Notes: The Lair, Lair Channel and Boston Bay at Twin Cays, Belize; Holotype: fig. 1. Isotype: fig. 2 (Faust 1993: 101).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Usage notes
Faust & Gulledge (2002: 57) notes this species is a known diarrhetic shellfish poison toxin-producing species producing okadaic acid and small amounts of Dinophysistoxin-1. Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Herrera-Sepúlveda, A., Medlin, L.K., Murugan, G., Sierra-Beltrán, A.P., Cruz-Villacorta, A.A. & Hernández-Saavedra, N.Y. (2015). Are Prorocentrum hoffmannianum and Prorocentrum belizeanum (Dinophyceae, Prorocentrales), the same species? An integration of morphological and molecular data. Journal of Phycology 51(1): 173-188.

Key references
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.

Herrera-Sepúlveda, A., Medlin, L.K., Murugan, G., Sierra-Beltrán, A.P., Cruz-Villacorta, A.A. & Hernández-Saavedra, N.Y. (2015). Are Prorocentrum hoffmannianum and Prorocentrum belizeanum (Dinophyceae, Prorocentrales), the same species? An integration of morphological and molecular data. Journal of Phycology 51(1): 173-188.

Hoppenrath, M., Murray, S.A., Chomérat, N. & Horiguchi, T. (2014). Marine benthic dinoflagellates - unravelling their worldwide biodiversity. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe Vol. 54. pp. [1]-276. Frankfurt am Main & Stuttgar: V. Mosbrugger & E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Lassus, P., Chomérat, N., Hess, P. & Nézan, E. (2017 '2016'). Toxic and harmful microalgae of the World Ocean. Micro-algues toxiques et nuisibles de l'Océan Mondial. IOC Manuals and guides, 68 (Bilingual English/French). pp. 1-523, 54 pls. Denmark: International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae/ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 09 August 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Faust, M.A. (1993). Prorocentrum belizeanum, Prorocentrum elegans, and Prorocentrum caribbaeum, three new benthic species (Dinophyceae) from a mangrove island, Twin Cays, Belize. Journal of Phycology 29: 100 -107, 30 figs.
Herrera-Sepúlveda, A., Medlin, L.K., Murugan, G., Sierra-Beltrán, A.P., Cruz-Villacorta, A.A. & Hernández-Saavedra, N.Y. (2015). Are Prorocentrum hoffmannianum and Prorocentrum belizeanum (Dinophyceae, Prorocentrales), the same species? An integration of morphological and molecular data. Journal of Phycology 51(1): 173-188.

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