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Karlodinium decipiens Salas & Laza-Martinez 2008

Publication details
Karlodinium decipiens Salas & Laza-Martinez in Salas & al. 2008: 251, figs 8, 11F

Published in: Salas, M.F. de, Laza-Martinez, A. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2008). Novel unarmored dinoflagellates from the toxigenic family Kareniaceae (Gymnodiniales): five new species of Karlodinium and one new Takayama from the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean. Journal of Phycology 44(1): 241-257.
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Publication date: 2008

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Karlodinium is Karlodinium micrum (B.Leadbeater & J.D.Dodge) J.Larsen.

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

Type information
Type locality: Spring Bay, Tasmania, Australia (Salas et al. 2008: 251). Holotype: Fig. 8 (epitype) March 2006; 251, 242 (Salas et al. 2008: 251). Notes: Holotype: Fig. 8 from clonal culture KDDSB01, deposited in the Univ. of Tasmania's Collection of Microalgae; also comprises the 28S rDNA sequence stored under GenBank accession number EF469236.

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Cells ellipsoidal, 18-25 microns long and 13-19 microns wide, a little dorsoventrally flattened. Epicone and hypocone hemispherical, with conspicuous slit-like ventral pore above the sulcus. Cingulum shallow and wide, displaced approximately 1/3 of the cell length. Sulcus narrow with a clearly visible tube-shaped structure in the intercingular region. Sulcal extension into the epicone an inconspicuous fold. Apical groove linear, originating parallel to the level of the apical margin of the cingulum and extending to halfway down the dorsal epicone. Many chloroplasts arranged peripherally into bands, in spiral on the epicone, containing internal pyrenoids. Nucleus large and central, closer to the dorsal surface.

Environmental water temperatures: from 8.95ºC to 19.6ºC.

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Key references
Luo, Z., Wang, L., Chan, L., Lu, S. & Gu, H. (2018). Karlodinium zhouanum, a new dinoflagellate species from China, and molecular phylogeny of Karenia digitata and Karenia longicanalis (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae) . Phycologia 57(4): 401-412, 24 figs.

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