Dinophysis acuta Ehrenberg 1839
Dinophysis acuta EhrenbergThe characteristics of this genus such as the high girdle with lists giving the form of a collar, the flattened cell with the sulcus running down the right hand edge of the picture, also with a list giving the form of a sail, make it relatively easy to idRobin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)
Dinophysis acuta Ehrenberg 1839: 157
Published in: Ehrenberg [C.G.] (1839). Über jetzt wirklich noch zahlreich lebende Thier-Arten der Kreideformation der Erde. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königl. Preuß. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1839: 152-159.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Dinophysis.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: "Lebend in der Ostsee bei Kiel" [Kiel, Germany]; (Ehrenberg 1840: 71)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), acute, pointed; i.e. narrowing gradually and making an angle of less than 90° (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 26 June 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 June 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 November 2022