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

Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech

Current name: Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) BalechGeogina McDermott (

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.

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).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 03 October 2002 by Elizabeth Moran.

Last updated: 29 August 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 August 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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