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Protogonyaulax tamarensis (Lebour) F.J.R.Taylor 1979

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gonyaulacales
Family Ostreopsidaceae
Genus Protogonyaulax

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Protogonyaulax tamarensis (Lebour) F.J.R.Taylor
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Protogonyaulax tamarensis (Lebour) F.J.R.Taylor
Thecal plate structure of the epitheca. The epitheca has been flattened and broken apart at the joint between the first apical plate and the fourth apical and sixth precingular plates. One can see a pore along the join between the first and fourth apical . © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

 

Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech Thecal plate structure of the epitheca. The epitheca has been flattened and broken apart at the joint between the first apical plate and the fourth apical and sixth precingular plates. One can see a pore along the join between the first and fourth apical
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Protogonyaulax tamarensis (Lebour) F.J.R.Taylor 1979: 51

Published in: Taylor, F.J.R. (1979). The toxigenic gonyaulacoid dinoflagellates. In: Toxic dinoflagellate blooms. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellate Blooms, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 31-November 5, 1978. (Taylor, D.L. & Seliger, H.H. Eds), pp. 47-56. New York: Elsevier/North-Holland.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Protogonyaulax.

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

Basionym
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).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
John, U., Litaker, R.W., Montresor, M., Murray, S., Brosnahan, M.L. & Anderson, D.M. (2014). Formal revision of the Alexandrium tamarense species complex (Dinophyceae) taxonomy: the introduction of five species with emphasis on molecular-based (rDNA) classification. Protist 165: 779-804.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

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

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

Sournia, A. (1986). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume I: Cyanophycées, Dictyophycées, Dinophycées, Raphidophycées. pp. [1]-219. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

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