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Gonyaulax fragilis (Schütt) Kofoid 1911

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gonyaulacales
Family Gonyaulacaceae
Genus Gonyaulax

 

Publication details
Gonyaulax fragilis (Schütt) Kofoid 1911: 248, pl. 15: fig. 33, 34, 36, 37; pl. 13: fig. 27

Published in: Kofoid, C.A (1911). Dinoflagellata of the San Diego Region, IV. The genus Gonyaulax with notes on the skeletal morphology. University of California Publications in Zoology 8(4): 187-287, pls 9-17.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing.

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

Basionym
Steiniella fragilis F.Schütt

Type information
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Steiniella fragilis F.Schütt 1895

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Escalera, L., Italiano, A., Pistocchi, R., Montresor, M. & Zingone, A. (2018). Gonyaulax hyalina and Gonyaulax fragilis (Dinoflagellata), two names associated with 'mare sporco', indicate the same species. Phycologia 57(4): 453-464.

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]

Schiller, J. (1935). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. X. Band, 3. Abt. 2 Teil. ( Eds), pp. 1-320. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H..

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

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References
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Carbonell-Moore, M.C. & Mertens, K.N. (2019). Should Gonyaulax hyalina and Gonyaulax fragilis (Dinophyceae) remain two diferent taxa?. Phycologia 58(6): 685-689.
Escalera, L., Italiano, A., Pistocchi, R., Montresor, M. & Zingone, A. (2018). Gonyaulax hyalina and Gonyaulax fragilis (Dinoflagellata), two names associated with 'mare sporco', indicate the same species. Phycologia 57(4): 453-464.

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