Gymnodinium lunula F.Schütt 1895

Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt

Current name: Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt - 04 February 2011. John Dolan (

Publication Details
Gymnodinium lunula F.Schütt 1895: 4, 11, 43, pl. 24, 25: fig. 80

Published in: Schütt, F. (1895). Die Peridineen der Plankton-Expedition. Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-Stiftung 4: 1-170, 27 pls.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gymnodinium is Gymnodinium fuscum (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pyrocystis lunula (F.Schütt) F.Schütt.

Type Information
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean; (INA 1996) Notes: Ostsee, Nordsee, Mittelmeer, Atlantic (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of luna, moon (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 15 October 2002 by Elizabeth Moran.

Last updated: 23 January 2024

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 January 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 July 2024

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