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Peridinium cucumis Wailes

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Peridiniales
Family Peridiniaceae
Genus Peridinium


Publication details
Peridinium cucumis Wailes 1928: 29, pl. VI [6]: figs 4, 5

Published in: Wailes, G.H. (1928). Dinoflagellates from British Columbia with descriptions of new species. Study from the stations of the Biological Board of Canada. Vancouver Museum Notes 3(1): 20-31, 3 pls.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Moestrup & Calado (2018: 264) note, "a freshwater species named P. cucumis Wailes (1928, p. 29, pl. VI, figs 4, 5) was described from the Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, Canada. The description is very incomplete and the material was referred to the otherwise marine section Oceanica (now in Protoperidinium). Cells were 48-50 µm long and 42-45 µm wide. Plates were strongly ornamented (with circular punctuations) and although the plate pattern was not described in detail it was mentioned that 2a touched only 4''. This indicates that three intercalary plates were present. From the description the material resembles P. willei (or perhaps P. volzii) but a more detailed description is required to determine its identity. It also resembles P. gutwinskii, but cells appear to lack an apical pore." - (22 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater 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.

Key references
Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 22 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 September 2019.

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