Noctiluca scintillans (Macartney) Kofoid & Swezy 1921

Noctiluca scintillans (Macartney) Kofoid & Swezy

Current name: Noctiluca scintillans (Macartney) Kofoid & Swezy
Poulsbo, Washington, USA; Liberty Bay Marina, 100x, DIC - 22 July 2008. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Noctiluca scintillans (Macartney) Kofoid & Swezy 1921: 407, figs KK: 1-6

Published in: Kofoid, C.A. & Swezy, O. (1921). The free-living unarmored Dinoflagellata. Memoirs of the University of California 5: i-viii, 1-562.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Noctiluca is Noctiluca miliaris Suriray.

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

Medusa scintillans Macartney

Type Information
Type locality: Herne Bay, Kent, England; (Macartney 1810: 264) Notes: "I first met with these animals in the month of October 1804, at Herne Bay, a small watering place upon the northern coast of Kent."

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 December 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 December 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 May 2024

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