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Actiniscus pentasterias (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg 1844

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gymnodiniales
Family Actiniscaceae
Genus Actiniscus


Publication details
Actiniscus pentasterias (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg 1844: 68

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1843). Über die verbreitung des jetzt wirkenden kleinsten organischen lebens in Asien, Australien und Afrika und über die vorherrschende bildung auch des oolithkalkes der Juraformation aus kleinen polythalamischen thieren. Ber. Verh. Preuss. Akad. Berlin 1843: 100-106.

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

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

Dictyocha pentasterias Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Norway: Christiania [Oslo] (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Boeck; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Greece (fossil); Norway: Christiania [Oslo] (living).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyocha pentasterias Ehrenberg 1840
Gymnaster pentasterias (Ehrenberg) F.Schütt 1891

Taxonomic notes
Basionym inferred, not cited (INA). - (23 May 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Gárate-Lizárraga, I. (2014). Unarmored dinoflagellates present during a bloom of Ceratoperidinium falcatum in Bahía de La Paz, Gulf of California. Dinoflagelados desnudos presentes durante un florecimiento de Ceratoperidinium falcatum en Bahía de La Paz, Golfo de California. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia 49: 577-587.

Hansen, G. (1993). Light and electron microscopical observations of the dinoflagellate Actiniscus pentasterias (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 29(4): 486 -499, 55 figs.

Hernandez-Becerril, D.U. & Bravo-Sierra, E. (2004). New records of planktonic dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae) from the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Botanica Marina 47: 417-423.

Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.

Sournia, A. (1986). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume I: Cyanophycées, Dictyophycées, Dinophycées, Raphidophycées. pp. [1]-219. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Bursa, A. (1969). Actiniscus canadensis n. sp., A. pentasterias Ehrenberg v. arcticus n. var., Pseudactiniscus apentasterias n. gen., n. sp., marine relicts in Canadian Arctic Lakes. Journal of Protozoology 16: 411-418.
Hansen, G. (1993). Light and electron microscopical observations of the dinoflagellate Actiniscus pentasterias (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 29(4): 486 -499, 55 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 September 2020.

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