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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis acuminata Claparède & Lachmann, 1859 
AphiaID: 109603

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromista (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarosa (Subkingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveolata (Infrakingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyzozoa (Phylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinozoa (Subphylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinoflagellata (Infraphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophyceae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysiales (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysiaceae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis Ehrenberg, 1839
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis boehmii Paulsen, 1949 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis borealis Paulsen, 1949 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis ellipsoides Kofoid, 1907
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis lachmanii Solum, 1962 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis lachmanni O.W.Paulsen
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis lachmannii Paulsen, 1949 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis skagii Paulsen, 1949 (synonym)
Sources  original description Claparède E. & Lachmann J. 1859. Etudes sur les Infusoires et les Rhizopodes. Mém. Inst. Genev. 5, 6: 489 pp. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordiofryz  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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 Forma Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis acuminata f. reniformis J.Pavillard
Environment marine
Distribution  Trusted: edited by a thematic editortype locality Glesnaes [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Denmark
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDenmark [details]
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlankenberge [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLebanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTunisian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPublished in AlgaeBase Logo AlgaeBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (6 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (52 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (121 nucleotides; 57 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:47067 [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution Dinophysis acuminata is widely distributed from cold to warm waters of both hemispheres. Its presence in the Mediterranean Sea has not been convincingly demonstrated. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorHarmful effect The main agent of DSP outbreaks in European Atlantic coasts. Also associated with DSP outbreaks in NE Japan and New Zealand. In recent years, first report of DSP outbreaks associated with blooms of this species in NW (Esenkulova & Haigh 2012) and NE North America (Hattenrath-Lehmann et al. 2012).

Producer of okadaic acid (OA), dinophysis toxins (DTXs)—toxins implicated in DSP outbreaks—and pectenotoxins (PTXs). Some strains appear to produce only PTX (Nielsen et al. 2012), others only OA (Fernández et al. 2001), others DTX1 and PTX2 (Suzuki et al. 2009) or a mixture of OA, DTXs and PTXs (Miles et al. 2004).

1. Strains producing only pectenotoxins:
Denmark: Nielsen et al. 2012.

2. Strains producing only okadaic acid:
Spain: Fernández et al. 2001.

3. Strains producing DTX1 and PTX2
NE Japan: Suzuki et al. 2009

4. A mixture of OA, DTXs and PTXs
Norway: Miles et al. 2004
NE USA: Hackett et al. 2009

D. acuminata and D. acuta are the main DSP toxin producers in Europe (Reguera et al. 2012) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorstatus D. skagii Paulsen has been observed forming couplets with D. acuminata, and is probably a 'small cell' in its life cycle (Reguera & Gonzalez-Gil 2001 and citations therein).
Dinophysis acuminata is widely distributed from cold to warm waters of both hemisphere. Its presence in the Mediterranean Sea has not been convincingly demonstrated. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet general for group: both heterotrophic (eat other organisms) and autotrophic (photosynthetic) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution neritic, cold to warm temperate regions, worldwide; often present in late spring to summer. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat pelagic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance General: known for producing dangerous toxins, particularly when in large numbers, called "red tides" because the cells are so abundant they make water change color. Also they can produce non-fatal or fatal amounts of toxins in predators (particularly shellfish) that may be eaten by humans. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators marine microorganisms and animal larvae [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction general for group: both sexual and asexual [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling written D. acuminata by Louis et al. (1974) [details]
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:109603
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Brandt, Sue
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Dinophysis acuminata Claparède & Lachmann, 1859. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=109603 on 2014-07-10
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