Gessnerium tamarensis (Lebour) Loeblich III & L.Loeblich 1979

Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech

Current name: Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) BalechGeogina McDermott (

Publication Details
Gessnerium tamarensis (Lebour) Loeblich III & L.Loeblich 1979: 44

Published in: Loeblich III, A.R. and L.A. Loeblich (1979). The systematic of Gonyaulax with special reference to the toxic species. In: Toxic Dinoflagellate blooms. (Taylor, D.L. & Seliger, H.H. Eds), pp. 41-46. New York: Elsevier Science Publishers.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gessnerium is Gessnerium mochimaense Halim.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech.

Gonyaulax tamarensis Lebour

Type Information
Type locality: English Channel: River Tamar Estuary, near Plymouth, United Kingdom; (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 18) Notes: "LECTOTYPE: Plate XIV, figures 1a-1d (Lebour 1925) is designated here as the lectotype for Gonyaulax tamarensis M. Lebour (ICN Art 9.8).
EPITYPE: SEM stub of strain ATSW01-1 is designated here as epitype for A. tamarense (M. Lebour 1925) Balech 1985 emended U. John (Fig. 5). It is deposited at the Herbarium Senckenbergianum (FR) in the Centre of Excellence for Dinophyte Taxonomy (identification number CEDiT2013E27)." (John et al. 2014: 792).

Created: 03 October 2002 by Elizabeth Moran.

Last updated: 18 December 2014

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