Gonyaulax dimorpha Biecheler 1952
Gonyaulax dimorpha Biecheler 1952: 50, figs 26-29
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 ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Balech & Tangen
Type locality: France:Etang de Thau, near Montpellier (Index Nominum Algarum).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), having two forms, e.g., two morphotypes in the same life history (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Kremp, A., Tahvanainen, P., Litaker, W., Krock, B., Suikkanen, S., Leaw, C.P. & Tomas, C. (2014). Phylogenetic relationships. morphological variation, and toxin patterns in the Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Dinophyceae) complex: implications for species boundaries and identities . Journal of Phycology 50(1): 81-100.
Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.
Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 April 2014 by G.M. Guiry
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 September 2021.