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Gymnodinium limneticum Woloszynska 1936

Publication details
Gymnodinium limneticum Woloszynska 1936: 3, 9, figs 1-5; pl. 1: figs 1-11

Published in: Woloszynska, J. (1935). Die algen der Tatraseen und Tümpel II. Über zwei Gymnodinien aus den Seen "Morskie Oko" und "Czarny Staw pod Rysami". Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Lett. B : 1-9.

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

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Spiniferodinium limneticum (Woloszynska) Kretschmann & Gottschling 2015

Taxonomic notes
Moestrup & Calado (2018: 107): "Gymnodinium limneticum was recently obtained in culture from the Tatra Mountains and studied by Kretschmann et al. (2015). Based on molecular data, G. limneticum and G. palustre were in the article transferred to Spiniferodinium T. Horiguchi & Chihara 1987, a genus of benthic marine dinoflagellates from the Pacific (Kretschmann et al. 2015). As mentioned by Kretschmann et al. (2015), the phylogenetic relationship between the two species and Spiniferodinium is not a close one, based on molecular data, and morphologically the two species, as presently known, share little resemblance to the two species of Spiniferodinium presently described. While there is no doubt that the two species will eventually be removed from Gymnodinium, it is not clear to which genus or genera they will eventually be moved to." - (17 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Popovsky, J. & Pfiester, L.A. (1990). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Vol. 6. Dinophyceae (Dinoflagellida). pp. 1-272. Jena & Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

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Verified by: 17 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Kretschmann, J., Filipowicz, N.H., Owsianny, P.M., Zinssmeister, C. & M. Gottschling (2015). Taxonomic clarification of the unusual dinophyte Gymnodinium limneticum Wolosz. (Gymnodiniaceae) from the Tatra Mountains. Protist 166(6): 621-637, 8 fig., 1 table.

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