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Prorocentrum nanum J.Schiller 1918

Publication details
Prorocentrum nanum J.Schiller 1918: 254, fig. 5

Published in: Schiller, J. (1918). Über neue Prorocentrum- und Exuviella-Arten aus der Adriatic. Archiv für Protistenkunde 38: 250-262.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prorocentrum is Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg.

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

Type information
Type locality: Adriatic Sea (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dwarf (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Gomez (2005), this is not P. pusillum (Schiller 1928) Loeblich III 1976) [Puigserver & Zingone (2002)]. Puigserver & Zingone (2002) conclude that the taxonomic status and phylogeny of P. nanum and P. pusillum need investigation. They consider that the inclusion of the latter in the former is not justifiable. - (30 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.

Krakhmalny, A.F. [Krachmalny, A.F.] (2011). Dinophyta of Ukraine (illustrated book for identification). pp. [1]-442, 32 figs, 117 pls. Kiev: Alterpres. [in Russian]

Puigserver, M. & Zingone, A. (2002). Prorocentrum nux sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a small planktonic dinoflagellate from the Mediterranean Sea, and discussion of P. nanum and P. pusillum. Phycologia 45: 29-38.

Schiller, J. (1931). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. 10. Bd 3. Abt. 1 Teil. (Kolkwitz, R. Eds), pp. 1-256. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.

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References
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Puigserver, M. & Zingone, A. (2002). Prorocentrum nux sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a small planktonic dinoflagellate from the Mediterranean Sea, and discussion of P. nanum and P. pusillum. Phycologia 45: 29-38.

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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 17 October 2021.

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