Gymnodinium lunula Schütt
Gymnodinium lunula 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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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pyrocystis lunula (Schütt) Schütt
Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of luna, moon (Brown 1956).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: Ostsee, Nordsee, Mittelmeer, Atlantic (INA).
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.
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Thessen, A.E., Patterson, D.J. & Murray, S.A. (2012). The taxonomic significance of species that have only been observed once: The genus Gymnodinium (Dinoflagellata) as an example. PLoS ONE 7(8): e44015.
Created: 15 October 2002 by Elizabeth Moran
Verified by: 10 June 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2020.