logo - Photographs by Jacob Larsen and Nina Lundholm
Home | Diatoms | Haptophytes | Dinoflagellates | Raphidophyceans | Dictyochophyceans | Cyanobacteria | Blacklist | Literature | Log in

HABs taxon details

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

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromista > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarosa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlveolata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyzozoa > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinozoa > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDinoflagellata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophyceae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysiales > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysiaceae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinophysis
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)
Sources  original description Claparède E. & Lachmann J. 1859. Etudes sur les Infusoires et les Rhizopodes. Mém. Inst. Genev. 5, 6: 489 pp. [details]

[show all]
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]
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 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]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Dinophysis acuminata
Dinophysis acuminata
Dinophysis acuminata
Dinophysis acuminata
Dinophysis acuminata
Dinophysis acuminata

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:109603
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Brandt, Sue
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: HABs (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: 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) (2014) IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae at http://www.marinespecies.org/hab/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=109603 on 2014-08-27
  

Website and databases developed and hosted by VLIZ · Page generated 2014-08-27 GMT · contact: Ø. Moestrup