Gambierdiscus toxicus R.Adachi & Y.Fukuyo 1979

Publication Details
Gambierdiscus toxicus R.Adachi & Y.Fukuyo 1979: 68, figs 1-7

Published in: Adachi, R. & Fukuyo, Y. (1979). The thecal structure of a marine toxic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus gen. et spec. nov. collected in a ciguatera-endemic area. Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Scientific Fisheries 45(1): 67-71.

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

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

Type Information
Type locality: South Pacific Ocean: Gambier Islands, French Polynesia; (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 36) Holotype: May 1975; (Litaker et al. 2009: 360) Notes: Litaker et al. (2009: 360) note that the original description of this species incorporated more than one species. Given the lack of type material, they designate Fig. 1 in Adachi & Fukuyo (1979) as the lectotype for this species and the G. toxicus GTT-91 cell shown in Fig. 1 of Chinain et al. (1999) as the epitype under Article 9.7 of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 August 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 June 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 June 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 July 2024

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