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Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann 1859

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


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Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
Close up of a theca showing robust thecal plates.. © Geogina McDermott (robin.raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
© Geogina McDermott (robin.raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
© Geogina McDermott (robin.raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
© Geogina McDermott (robin.raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
© Geogina McDermott (robin.raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
© Geogina McDermott (robin.raine@nuigalway.ie).

Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).


Publication details
Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann 1859: 399, pl. 19: fig. 5

Published in: Claparède, É. & Lachmann, J. (1859). Études sur les infusoires et les rhizopodes. Mémoires de l'Institut National Genevois 6: 261-482.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceratium is Ceratium tetraceras Schrank.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tripos furca (Ehrenberg) F.Gómez

Peridinium furca Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Kiel (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: 24.xi.1832; (Index Nominum Algarum

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Biceratium Section Furciformia

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), fork (Brown 1956).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Dodge (1982: 223) this species is of the sub-genus Ceratium.

Cited as an accepted name by Ignatiades (2012). - (11 Jun 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.

Key references
Dodge, J.D. (1982). Marine dinoflagellates of the British Isles. pp. 1-303, 35 figs, pls I-VIII. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Dodge, J.D. (1985). Atlas of dinoflagellates. A scanning electron microscope survey. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-119. Farrand Press.

Gómez, F., Moreira, D. & López-Garcia, P. (2010). Neoceratium gen. nov., a new genus for all marine species currently assigned to Ceratium (Dinophyceae). Protist 161: 35-54.

Lin Yongshi [Lin, Y.S.] (2009). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus VI Pyrrophyta No. I Dinophyceae Ceratiaceae. pp. [i]-xx, 1-93, pls I-XVIII. Beijing: Science Press.

McDermott, G. & Raine, R. (2006). The dinoflagellate genus Ceratium in Irish shelf seas. pp. [viii] + 1-86, 31 figs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Okolodkov, Y.B. (2010). Ceratium Schrank (Dinophyceae) of the National Park Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano, Gulf of Mexico, with a key for identification. Acta Botanica Mexicana 93: 41-101.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.

Schiller, J. (1937). Dinoflagellatae (Peridineae). In: Dr. L. Rabenhosrst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 2. Aufl. X. Band, 3. Abt. 2. Teil. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds), pp. 321-590, i-vii. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H.

Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 07 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Gárate-Lizárraga, I. & Siqueiros-Beltrones, D.A. (2003). Infection of Ceratium furca by the parasitic dinoflagellate Amoebophrya ceratii (Amoebopyridae) in the Mexican Pacific. Acta Botanica Mexicana 65: 1-9.
Maggi, L. (1880). Intorno al Ceratium furca Clap. e Lach. e ad una sua varietá. Bollettino Scientifico 1: 125-128.
Meeson, B.W. & Sweeney, B.M. (1982). Adaptation of Ceratium furca and Gonyaulax polyedra (Dinophyceae) to different temperatures and irradiances: growth rates and cell volumes. Journal of Phycology 18: 241-245, 2 figs, 1 table.
Meeson, B.W., Chang, S.S. & Sweeney, B.M. (1982). Characterization of peridinin-chlorophyll a -proteins from the marine dinoflagellate Ceratium furca. Botanica Marina 25: 347-350.
Weiler, C.S. & Karl, D.M. (1979). Diel changes in phased-dividing cultures of Ceratium furca (Dinophyceae): nucleotide triphosphates, adenylate energy charge, cell carbon, and patterns of vertical migration. Journal of Phycology 15: 384-391, 3 figs.

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