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Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing

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

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Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing
This genus contains species which have a very thick, armoured theca. The girdle is conspicuously offset.. 08 Feb 2017. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

 

Publication details
Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing 1866: 382

Published in: Diesing, K.M. (1866). Revision der Prothelminthen. Abtheilung: Mastigophoren. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Abt. 1, Mineralogie, Botanik, Zoologie, Anatomie, Geologie und Paläontologie 52: 287-401.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax.

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

Basionym
Peridinium spiniferum Claparède & Lachmann

Type information
Type locality: North Sea, near Glesnaesholm, W. Norway (Silva 1996-to date).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spine-bearing (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Peridinium spiniferum Claparède & Lachmann 1859

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Peridinium levanderi Lemmermann
Spiniferites ramosus (Ehrenberg) Mantell 1854
Gonyaulax levanderi (Lemmermann) Paulsen 1907
Tectatodinium pellitum Wall 1967

Usage notes
Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017). - (19 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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Key references
Carty, S. (2014). Freshwater dinoflagellates of North America. pp. [i]-viii, [2], [1]-260, 153 figs. Ithaca & London: Comstock Publishing Associates. A division of Cornell University Press.

Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Dodge, J.D. (1985). Atlas of dinoflagellates. A scanning electron microscope survey. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-119. Farrand Press.

Ellegaard, M., Daugbjerg, N., Rochon, A., Lewis, J. & Harding, I. (2003). Morphological and LSU rDNA sequence variation wihin the Gonyaulax spinifer-Spiniferites group (Dinophyceae) and proposal of G. elongata comb. nov. and G. membranacea comb. nov. Phycologia 42(2): 151-164, 54 figs, 4 tables.

Kim, K.Y., Garbary D.J. & McLachlan, J.L. (2004). Phytoplankton dynamics in Pomquet Harbour, Nova Scotia: a lagoon in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Phycologia 43: 311-328.

Kim, S., Park, M.G., Yih, W. & Coats, D.W. (2004). Infection of the bloom-forming, thecate dinoflagellates Alexandrium affine and Gonyaulax spinifera by two strains of Amoebophrya (Dinophyta). Journal of Phycology 40: 815-822, 3 figs.

Krakhmalny, A.F. [Krachmalny, A.F.] (2011). Dinophyta of Ukraine (illustrated book for identification). Ed by P.M.Tsarenko. pp. [1]-442, 32 figs, 117 pls. Kiev: Alterpres. [in Russian]

Lassus, P., Chomérat, N., Hess, P. & Nézan, E. (2017 '2016'). Toxic and harmful microalgae of the World Ocean. Micro-algues toxiques et nuisibles de l'Océan Mondial. IOC Manuals and guides, 68 (Bilingual English/French). pp. 1-523, 54 pls. Denmark: International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae/ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T., Ng, B.K., Cheah, M.Y., Ahmad, A. & Usup, G. (2005). Phylogenetic analysis of Alexandrium species and Pyrodinium bahamense (Dinophyceae) based on theca morphology and nuclear ribosomal gene sequence. Phycologia 44: 550-565.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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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Verified by: 07 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Gárate-Lizárraga, I., Muñetón-Gómez, M.S., Pérez-Cruz, B. & Díaz-Ortíz, J.A. (2014). Bloom of Gonyaulax spinifera (Dinophyceae: Gonyaulacales) in Ensenada de La Paz Lagoon, Gulf of California. CICIMAR Oceanides 29(1): 11-18.
Hansen, G., Moestrup, Ø. & Roberts, K.R. (1996). Fine structural observations on Gonyaulax spinifera (Dinophyceae), with special emphasis on the flagellar apparatus.. Phycologia 35: 354-366, 45 figs.
Kim, S., Park, M.G., Yih, W. & Coats, D.W. (2004). Infection of the bloom-forming, thecate dinoflagellates Alexandrium affine and Gonyaulax spinifera by two strains of Amoebophrya (Dinophyta). Journal of Phycology 40: 815-822, 3 figs.
Riaux-Gobin, C. & Lassus, P. (1989). Conditions hydroclimatiques d'une eau colorée á Gonyaulax spinifera (dinoflagellé) dans une ria du Nord-Finistére. Botanica Marina 32: 491-498.

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