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Gonyaulax catenata (Levander) Kofoid 1911

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


Publication details
Gonyaulax catenata (Levander) Kofoid 1911: 291, pl. 18: figs 1-7

Published in: Kofoid, C.A (1911). On the skeletal morphology of Gonyaulax catenata (Levander). University of California Publications in Zoology 8(5): 287-295, pl. 18.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Peridiniella catenata (Levander) Balech

Peridinium catenatum Levander

Type information
Type locality: Gulf of Finland near Sveaborg (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chained, chain-like (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gonyaulax catenata (Levander) Kofoid)
Europe: Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

Asia: Russia (Bessudova et al. 2014 ), Russia (Sea of Japan) (Gail 1950).

Source of current name
Balech, E. (1977). Cuatro especies de Gonyaulax sensu lato, y consideraciones sobre el género (Dinoflagellata). Rev. Mus. Arg. Cs. Nat. "B. Rivadavia", Hidrobiol. 5(6): 115-143.

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.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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Kofoid, C.A (1911). On the skeletal morphology of Gonyaulax catenata (Levander). University of California Publications in Zoology 8(5): 287-295, pl. 18.

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