Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt 1896

Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt

Current name: Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt - 04 February 2011. John Dolan (

Publication Details
Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt 1896: 4, fig. 2 B-F

Published in: Schütt, F. (1896). Peridiniales (Peridineae, Dinoflagellata, Cilioflagellata, arthrodele Flagellaten). Bacillariales (Diatomeae). In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien...I. Teil. Abt. 1b. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 1-153. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pyrocystis is Pyrocystis pseudonoctiluca Wyville-Thompson.

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

Gymnodinium lunula F.Schütt

Type Information
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean; (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: Ostsee, Nordsee, Mittelmeer, Atlantic (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of luna, moon (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 10 January 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 January 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 June 2024

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