Gonyaulax polyedra F.Stein 1883
Gonyaulax polyedra F.Stein 1883: 13, pl. IV : figs 7-9
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 Lingulodinium polyedra (F.Stein) J.D.Dodge.
Type locality: Baltic Sea, off Germany. Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Fjord, probably late summer 1879; (Tillmann & al. 2021: ) Notes: lectotype, designated by Tillmann & al (2021: 14) [illustration] pl. IV 8! in Stein (1883); epitype, designated by Tillmann & al (2021: 14) for the lectotype they designated: Baltic Sea, off Germany. Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Fjord, 9th September 2019: [SEM stub] U. Tillmann, M. Gottschling & H. Gu [U. Tillmann K3-G8] s.n. (CEDiT2020E108!). Formol-fixed material is also available (CEDit2020RM109).
Origin of Species Name
Noun (Greek), Gr. poly, many; Gr. hedra, f. seat, chair, base, plane, side (Brown 1954).
This is a marine species.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 05 March 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 05 March 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2023