Alexandrium minutum Halim 1960

Alexandrium minutum Halim

Current name: Alexandrium minutum HalimGeogina McDermott (

Publication Details
Alexandrium minutum Halim 1960: 101, fig. 1 a-g

Published in: Halim, Y. (1960). Alexandrium minutum, n. gen. n. sp. dinoflagellé provocant des "eaux rouges". Vie et Milieu 11: 102-105, 1 fig..

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

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

Type Information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea: Alexandra Harbour, Egypt; (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 13) Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 13)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very small, minute (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Balech (1989: 206) notes the following descriptive information about this species: Small species, somewhat irregularly oval, sometimes a little longer than wide. Neither spines nor horns present. Cingulum deeply excavated, its right end displaced posteriorly one cingular width. Apical pore plate (Po) large, with a central foramen shaped like a comma. Rhomboidal first apical plate in direct or indirect contact (by a thread-like process of variable length) with Po. Sixth precingular narrow. Sulcus shallow. Posterior sulcal plate (S.p.) wider than long. Thin thecal walls. A very faint, irregular and incomplete reticulum is often seen in some plates, especially in the S.p. and the 1. Length: usually 17-29 µm. The same paper contains extensive observations and discussion and 27 figs.

Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 May 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 May 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 June 2024

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