Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg 1834

Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg

Prorocentrum micans EhrenbergBahía de Santiago de Cuba, Cuba - 13 July 2011. Liliana Gomez Luna (

Publication Details
Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg 1834: 307

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. 1. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1832(1): 225-380.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Prorocentrum.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: "Ostseewasser aus Kiel" [Baltic Sea, near Kiel, Germany]; (Ehrenberg 1834: 307) Lectotype (fide Jahn & Kusber, 2005): Epitypification in Tillmann et al., 2019: 427, 428CEDiT2018E87 [SEM stub]; Baltic Sea off Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Oct. 20, 2017: K.J.S. Meier [U.Tillmann] (epitype) Ehrenberg; 25.xi.1832; BHUPM; Preparation No. 540164-1 (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: Kusber, Elbrächter & Jahn (2005: 206) write: "In 1830 and 1832 Ehrenberg performed experiments in Berlin with water samples from the Baltic Sea, sent by Dr Michaelis (Ehrenberg 1835: 536-537). Lectotype: "Although there are only a few taxonomic preparations prior to 1835 in the Ehrenberg collection, we assume that preparation No. 540164-1 was in Ehrenberg’s hand when describing P. micans. “Meeresleuchten”, i.e. bioluminescence, was a major topic at that time, hence he deposited a voucher of his 1832 findings." (Kusber, Elbrächter & Jahn 2005: 206).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 22 November 2019

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 November 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 03 December 2022

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