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Gessnerium mochimaense Halim 1967

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


Publication details
Gessnerium mochimaense Halim 1967: 729, pl. IV: fig. 49; pl. VIII: figs. 101-108 (as 'mochimaensis' )

Published in: Halim, Y. (1967). Dinoflagellates of the south-east Caribbean sea. Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie 52(5): 701-755.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gessnerium.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium monilatum (J.F.Howell) Balech

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Separation of Gessnerium from Alexandrium as proposed by Gómez & Artigas (2019) not accepted at this time (HAB Community; Mertens, pers. comm.). - (14 Jan 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Balech, E. (1995). The genus Alexandrium Halim (Dinoflagellata). pp. 1-151. Sherkin Island: Sherkin Island Marine Station.

Key references
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.

Gómez, F. (2008). Phytoplankton invasions: comments on the validity of categorizing the non-indigenous dinoflagellates and diatoms in European Seas. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 620-628.

Halim, Y. (1969). On Gessnerium mochimaensis Halim. Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie 54(4): 619 only.

Created: 26 February 2003 by Elizabeth Moran

Verified by: 14 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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