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Gonyaulax fraterculus Balech, nom. inval.

Publication details
Gonyaulax fraterculus Balech 1964: 31, pl. IV: figs. 47-58, nom. inval. (as 'fratercula' )

Published in: Balech, E. (1964). El plancton del Mar del Plata durante el periodo 1961-62 (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Bol. Inst. biol. mar., Mar del Plata 4: 1-49.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax is Gonyaulax spinifera (Clapar├Ęde & Lachmann) Diesing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alexandrium fraterculus (Balech) Balech

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), little brother.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: lacking Latin description and designation of type - (17 May 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Argentina: Mar del Plata (Balech 1964: 41).

Source of current name
Anderson, D.M., White, A.M. & Baden, G. (1985). Toxic dinoflagellates. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Toxic Dinoflagellates, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, June 8-12, 1985. pp. i-xv, 1-561, figs. & tables numbered by article. New York, Amsterdam, Oxford: Elsevier.

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

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