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Gymnaster pentasterias (Ehrenberg) F.Schütt 1891

Publication details
Gymnaster pentasterias (Ehrenberg) F.Schütt 1891: 423

Published in: Schütt, F. (1895). Die Peridineen der Plankton-Expedition. Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-Stiftung 4: 1-170, 27 pls.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gymnaster is .

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Actiniscus pentasterias (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg

Basionym
Dictyocha pentasterias Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Norway: Christiania [Oslo] (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Boeck; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Greece (fossil); Norway: Christiania [Oslo] (living).

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
Ehrenberg, C.G. (1843). Über die verbreitung des jetzt wirkenden kleinsten organischen lebens in Asien, Australien und Afrika und über die vorherrschende bildung auch des oolithkalkes der Juraformation aus kleinen polythalamischen thieren. Ber. Verh. Preuss. Akad. Berlin 1843: 100-106.

Key references
Rampi, L. (1952). Su alcune Peridinee nuove od interesssanti raccolte nelle acque di Sanremo. Atti della Accademia Ligure di Scienze e Lettere 8(1): 104-114, 2 pls.

Schiller, J. (1935). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. X. Band, 3. Abt. 2 Teil. ( Eds), pp. 1-320. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H..

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