Gonyaulax globosa (Braarud) Balech, nom. illeg. 1971
Gonyaulax globosa (Braarud) Balech 1971: 29, nom. illeg.
Published in: Balech, E. (1971). Microplancton de la Campaña Oceanográfica Productividad III. Revista del Museo Argentino de Cienicas Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" e Instituto Nacional de Investigacion de las Ciencias Naturales (Argentina). Hidrobiologia 3: 1-202, pls 1-12.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Balech & Tangen
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), round like a ball, globose, spherical (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: priority for Gonyaulax globosa Stüwe 1909 - (15 Apr 2013) - M.D. Guiry
McMinn & Scott (2005: 222) record this as a synonym of Alexandrium tamarense.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic 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.
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.
McMinn, A. & Scott, F.J. (2005). Dinoflagellates. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 202-250. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.
Created: 03 October 2002 by Elizabeth Moran
Verified by: 17 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 July 2021.