Gonyaulax tamarensis Lebour 1925
Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) BalechThecal plate structure of the epitheca. The epitheca has been flattened and broken apart at the joint between the first apical plate and the fourth apical and sixth precingular plates. One can see a pore along the join between the first and fourth apical Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)
Gonyaulax tamarensis Lebour 1925: 95, fig. 306, pl. XIV : fig. 1
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech.
Type locality: English Channel: River Tamar Estuary, near Plymouth, United Kingdom; (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 18) Notes: "LECTOTYPE: Plate XIV, figures 1a-1d (Lebour 1925) is designated here as the lectotype for Gonyaulax tamarensis M. Lebour (ICN Art 9.8).
EPITYPE: SEM stub of strain ATSW01-1 is designated here as epitype for A. tamarense (M. Lebour 1925) Balech 1985 emended U. John (Fig. 5). It is deposited at the Herbarium Senckenbergianum (FR) in the Centre of Excellence for Dinophyte Taxonomy (identification number CEDiT2013E27)." (John et al. 2014: 792).
This is a marine species.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 20 August 2018
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 August 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 05 February 2023