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Prorocentrum faustiae S.L.Morton 1998

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 faustiae S.L.Morton 1998: 567, figs 1-4

Published in: Morton, S.L. (1998). Morphology and toxicology of Prorocentrum faustiae sp. nov., a toxic species of non-planktonic dinoflagellate from Heron Island, Australia. Botanica Marina 41: 565-570.

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 concavum Y.Fukuyo

Type information
Type locality: Coral Sea: Heron Island, Australia (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 58). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 58).

Eponomy
Named for Maria A. Faust (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.).

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

Usage notes
Faust & Gulledge (2002: 59) notes this species is a diarrhetic shellfish poison toxin-producing species producing okadaic acid and Dinophysistoxin-1. Please refer to original reference for further details.

Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (22 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Chomérat, N., Bilien, G. & Zentz, F. (2018 '2019'). A taxonomical study of benthic Prorocentrum species (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae) from Anse Dufour (Martinique Island, eastern Caribbean Sea). Marine Biodiversity 49(3): 1299-1319.

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

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.

Mohammad-Noor, N., Moestrup, O. & Daugbjerg, N. (2007). Light, electron microscopy and DNA sequences of the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum concavum (syn. P. arabianum) with special emphasis on the periflagellar area. Phycologia 46: 549-564.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 April 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Morton, S.L. (1998). Morphology and toxicology of Prorocentrum faustiae sp. nov., a toxic species of non-planktonic dinoflagellate from Heron Island, Australia. Botanica Marina 41: 565-570.

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M.D. 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 23 October 2021.

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