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

Publication details
Ptychodiscus brevis (C.C.Davis) K.A.Steidinger in D.L.Taylor & H.H.Seliger 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).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

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
Daugbjerg, N., Hansen, G., Larsen, J. & Moestrup, Ø. (2000). Phylogeny of some of the major genera of dinoflagellates based on ultrastructure and partial LSU rDNA sequence data, including the erection of three new genera of unarmoured dinoflagellates. Phycologia 39: 302-317.

Key references
Escobar-Morales, S. & Hernández-Becerril, D.U. (2015). Free-living marine planktonic unarmoured dinoflagellates from the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Pacific. Botanica Marina 58(1): 9-22.

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

Steidinger, K.A. & Cox, E.R. (1980). Free-living dinoflagellates. In: Phytoflagellates. (Cox, E. Eds) Elsevier North Holland???:

Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

Created: 19 March 2003 by Elizabeth Moran

Verified by: 19 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Moon, R.E. & Martin, D.F. (1981). The cytolytic substance aponin on Prymnesium parvum and Ptychodiscus brevis, a comparative study. Botanica Marina 24: 591-593.

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