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Gonyaulax dimorpha Biecheler 1952

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Gonyaulacales
Family Gonyaulacaceae
Genus Gonyaulax

 

Publication details
Gonyaulax dimorpha Biecheler 1952: 50, figs 26-29

Type species
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 information
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).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

Key references
Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.

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