Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg 1834
Current name: Prorocentrum micans EhrenbergRobin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)
Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg 1834: 307
Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1834). Dritter Beitrag zur Erkenntniss grosser Organisation in der Richtung des kleinsten Raumes. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1833: 145-336, pls I-XIII.
Publication date: Effective date: Mai 1834
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 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).
This is a marine species.
Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 18 January 2023
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Roberta Cowan in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 January 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 October 2023