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Heterocapsa pygmaea Lobelich III, R.J.Schmidt & Sherley 1981

Publication details
Heterocapsa pygmaea Lobelich III, R.J.Schmidt & Sherley 1981: 73, figs 1-14

Published in: Loeblich, A.R. III, Schmidt, R.J., and Sherley, J.L. (1981). Scanning electron micrography of Heterocapsa pygmaea sp. nov. and evidence for polyploidy as a speciation mechanism in dinoflagellates. Journal of Plankton Research 3: 67-79.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Heterocapsa is Heterocapsa triquetra (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Offats Bayou, Galveston, Texas (Index Nominum Algarum). Holotypus: fig. 5: W.B. Wilson; 17.viii.1955; marine. (Index Nominum Algarum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1985).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Iwataki, M., Hansen, G., Sawaguchi, T., Hiroishi, S. & Fukuyo, Y. (2004). Investigations of body scales in twelve Heterocapsa species (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), including a new species H. pseudotriquetra sp. nov.. Phycologia 43(4): 394-403, 52 figs, 3 tables.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 January 2021 by G.M. 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.)

Bullman, V. & Roberts, K.R. (1986). Structure of the flagellar apparatus in Heterocapsa pygmaea (Pyrrophyta). Phycologia 25: 558-571.
Hernandez-Becerril, D.U., Rodríguez-Palacio, C. & Lozano-Ramírez, C. (2010). Morphology of two bloom-forming or potentially toxic marine dinoflagellates from the Mexican Pacific, Heterocapsa pygmaea and Protoceratium reticulatum (Dinophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 31(2): 245-254, 26 figs.
Kroon, B., Prezelin, B.B. & Schofield, O. (1993). Chromatic regulation of quantum yields for photosystem II charge separation, oxygen evolution, and carbon fixation in Heterocapsa pygmaea (Pyrrophyta). Journal of Phycology 29: 453 -462, 5 figs, 4 tables.
Loeblich, A.R. III, Schmidt, R.J., and Sherley, J.L. (1981). Scanning electron micrography of Heterocapsa pygmaea sp. nov. and evidence for polyploidy as a speciation mechanism in dinoflagellates. Journal of Plankton Research 3: 67-79.
Schofield, O., Prézelin, B. & Johnsen, G. (1996). Wavelength dependency of the maximum quantum yield of carbon fixation for two red tide dinoflagellates, Heterocapsa pygmaea and Prorocentrum minimum (Pyrrophyta): implications for measuring photosynthetic rates. Journal of Phycology 32: 574-583, 10 figs, 2 tables.

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