WoRMS name details

Alexandrium fundyense Balech, 1985

156513  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:156513)

 unaccepted (name rejected; "catenella" has nomenclatural priority)
Species
marine
recent only
Balech, E. (1985). The genus Alexandrium or Gonyaulax of the tamarensis group. In: D.M. Anderson, A.W. White and D.G. Baden (Eds.) Toxic Dinoflagellates. New York: Elsevier. P. 33–38. [details]   
Type locality contained in Fundy Bay  
type locality contained in Fundy Bay [details]
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:52024  
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:52024 [details]

Distribution cold water; Bay of Fundy, Canada to New York.  
Distribution cold water; Bay of Fundy, Canada to New York. [details]
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2018). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). Alexandrium fundyense Balech, 1985. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156513 on 2018-02-22
Date
action
by
2005-05-19 11:58:45Z
created
2008-11-21 08:21:07Z
checked
2010-10-27 09:50:34Z
changed
2015-06-26 12:00:51Z
changed
2017-03-02 13:51:38Z
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original description Balech, E. (1985). The genus Alexandrium or Gonyaulax of the tamarensis group. In: D.M. Anderson, A.W. White and D.G. Baden (Eds.) Toxic Dinoflagellates. New York: Elsevier. P. 33–38. [details]   

basis of record Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world’s oceans. Acta Bot. Croat. 64(1): 129-212. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Moestrup, Ø., Akselman, R., Cronberg, G., Elbraechter, M., Fraga, S., Halim, Y., Hansen, G., Hoppenrath, M., Larsen, J., Lundholm, N., Nguyen, L. N., Zingone, A. (Eds) (2009 onwards). IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae., available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/HAB [details]   

additional source Martin, J.L., M.M. LeGresley and P.M. Strain. 2001. Phytoplankton monitoring in the Western Isles region of the Bay of Fundy during 1997-98. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2349. iv + 85 p. [details]   

additional source Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2018). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. , available online at http://www.algaebase.org [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Tomas, C.R. (Ed.). (1997). Identifying marine phytoplankton. Academic Press: San Diego, CA [etc.] (USA). ISBN 0-12-693018-X. XV, 858 pp., available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780126930184 [details]   

additional source Horner, R.A. 2002. A taxonomic guide to some common marine phytoplankton. Biopress Ltd. Bristol. 195 p.  [details]   

additional source Steidinger, K.A.; Tangen, K. (1997). Dinoflagellates. pp. 387-584. In: C.R. Tomas (ed.) (1997). Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. Academic Press: San Diego, CA [etc.] (USA). ISBN 0-12-693018-X. XV, 858 pp., available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780126930184500057 [details]   

source of synonymy Prud’homme van Reine, Willem F. (2017). Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Algae: 15. Taxon. 66(1): 191–192; February 2017., available online at https://doi.org/10.12705/661.16 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

toxicology source Taroncher-Oldenburg G., Kulis D.M. & Anderson D.M. 1997. Toxin variability during the cell cycle of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42: 1178 - 1188. [details]   

toxicology source Anderson D.M., Kulis D.M., Sullivan J.J., & Hall S. 1990. Toxin composition variation in one isolate of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense. Toxicon 28: 885-893. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:52024 [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Harmful effect Producer of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins [details]

Identification For the taxonomic circumscription of this species, see under A. carenella [details]

From other sources
Diet general for group: both heterotrophic (eat other organisms) and autotrophic (photosynthetic) [details]

Distribution cold water; Bay of Fundy, Canada to New York. [details]

Habitat pelagic [details]

Importance 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]

Predators marine microorganisms and animal larvae [details]

Reproduction general for group: both sexual and asexual [details]