Ptychodiscus brevis (C.C.Davis) K.A.Steidinger 1979

Publication Details
Ptychodiscus brevis (C.C.Davis) K.A.Steidinger 1979: 440

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 Ptychodiscus is Ptychodiscus noctiluca Stein.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Karenia brevis (C.C.Davis) Gert Hansen & Moestrup.

Basionym
Gymnodinium breve C.C.Davis

Type Information
Type locality: Gulf of Mexico: near Naples, Florida, USA; (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 38) Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 38)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), short, of small extent (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 19 March 2003 by Elizabeth Moran.

Last updated: 19 May 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 May 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 October 2022

 
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