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Gessnerium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Loeblich & Loeblich III 1979

Publication details
Gessnerium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Loeblich & Loeblich III in D.L.Taylor & H.H.Seliger 1979: 44

Published in: Taylor, D.L. & Seliger, H.W. (1979). Toxic dinoflagellate blooms. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellate Blooms, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 31-November 5, 1978 . pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-505. New York, Amsterdam, Oxford: Elsevier/North-Holland.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gessnerium is Gessnerium mochimaense Halim.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Balech & Tangen

Basionym
Goniodoma ostenfeldii Paulsen

Type information
Type locality: Iceland (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 15). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 15).

Synonym(s)
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. & Tangen, K. (1985). Morphology and taxonomy of toxic species in the Tamarensis group (Dinophyceae): Alexandrium excavatum (Braarud) comb. nov. and Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) comb. nov. Sarsia 70(4): 333-343, 5 figs, 1 table.

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

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