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Amphidinium ovoideum (Lemmermann) Lemmermann 1900

Publication details
Amphidinium ovoideum (Lemmermann) Lemmermann 1900: 115

Published in: Lemmermann E. (1900). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der planktonalgen VIII Peridiniales aquae dulcis et submarinae. Hedwigia 39: 115-121.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Amphidinium is Amphidinium operculatum Claparède & Lachmann.

Basionym
Prorocentrum ovoideum Lemmermann

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Prorocentrum ovoideum Lemmermann 1896

Taxonomic notes
Taxon of uncetain affinities (Calado & Moestrup, 2005). Moestrup & Calado (2018: 468) note "This taxon was recorded from fresh water in Brazil (Bicudo & Skvortsov 1970). However, the drawings provided by Bicudo & Skvortsov, and reprinted by Popovský & Pfiester (1990, p. 96, fig. 70, a, b), bear little resemblance to Amphidinium ovoideum as drawn by Lemmermann (1896, p. 147, fig. 1), who illustrates one of the marine species with a finger-like epicone, related to Amphidinium operculatum Claparède & J. Lachmann."

General environment
This is a brackish species.

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Key references
Calado, A.J. & Moestrup, Ø. (2005). On the freshwater dinoflagelllates presently included in the genus Amphidinium, with a description of Prosoaulax gen. nov. Phycologia 44: 112-119.

Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

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.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.

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