Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech 1995

Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech

Current name: Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech
Thecal 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 (

Publication Details
Alexandrium tamarense (Lebour) Balech 1995: 38, pl. 6: figs 1-40; pl. 7: figs 1-9

Published in: Balech, E. (1995). The genus Alexandrium Halim (Dinoflagellata). pp. 1-151. Sherkin Island: Sherkin Island Marine Station.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Alexandrium is Alexandrium minutum Halim.

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

Gonyaulax tamarensis Lebour

Type Information
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).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 February 2024

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 26 May 2024

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