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Prorocentrum maximum (Gourret) J.Schiller 1931

Publication details
Prorocentrum maximum (Gourret) J.Schiller 1931: 41, fig. 44 a-c

Published in: Schiller, J. (1931). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. 10. Bd 3. Abt. 1 Teil. (Kolkwitz, R. Eds), pp. 1-256. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prorocentrum is Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg.

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

Basionym
Postprorocentrum maximum Gourret

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Postprorocentrum maximum Gourret 1883

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Prorocentrum brochii Schiller 1918

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.

Gómez, F. (2008). Phytoplankton invasions: comments on the validity of categorizing the non-indigenous dinoflagellates and diatoms in European Seas. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 620-628.

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]

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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Schofield, O., Prézelin, B. & Johnsen, G. (1996). Wavelength dependency of the maximum quantum yield of carbon fixation for two red tide dinoflagellates, Heterocapsa pygmaea and Prorocentrum minimum (Pyrrophyta): implications for measuring photosynthetic rates. Journal of Phycology 32: 574-583, 10 figs, 2 tables.

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