Peridinium divergens var. conicum Gran 1900

Protoperidinium conicum (Gran) Balech

Current name: Protoperidinium conicum (Gran) Balech
Poulsbo, Washington, USA; Liberty Bay Marina, 200x, phase contrast - 31 May 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Peridinium divergens var. conicum Gran 1900: 47 (as 'conica')

Published in: Gran, H.H. (1900). Hydrographic-biological studies of the North Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Nordland. Report on Norwegian Fishery and Marine Investigations 1(5): 1-92, 2 pls.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Peridinium is Peridinium cinctum (O.F.Müller) Ehrenberg.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Protoperidinium conicum (Gran) Balech.

Type Information
Type locality: coast of Norway; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Participle B (Latin), divergent, going different ways (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 28 May 2003 by Mairead Murphy.

Last updated: 03 January 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 03 January 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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