Gonyaulax spinifera

Super Group: 
Alveolata
Phylum: 
Dinophyta
Class: 
Dinophyceae
Order: 
Gonyaulacales
Family: 
Gonyaulacaceae
Genus: 
Gonyaulax
Species: 
spinifera
Authority: 
(Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing 1866
Synonym(s): 
Peridinium spiniferum Claparède & Lachmann
Spiniferites mirabilis (M.R.Rossignol) Sarjeant
Peridinium levanderi Lemmermann
Spiniferites ramosus (Ehrenberg) Mantell
Gonyaulax levanderi (Lemmermann) Paulsen 1907
Tectatodinium pellitum Wall 1967

Etymology

Adjective (Latin), spine-bearing (Stearn 1973).

Type species

This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gonyaulax.

Type illustration / Type locality / Type specimen

Type locality: North Sea, near Glesnaesholm, W. Norway

Ecology

Substrate: planktonic
Sociability: solitary
Salinity: marine
Salinity: variable (estuary)
Salinity: Freshwater
pH: neutral

Life cycle

Phases_alternance: haplontic
Generation: <1 month

Reproduction_mode: asexual_binary

Feeding behaviour

Photosynthetic

Mode of locomotion

Two flagella typical for Dinophyceae
Flagellum: 2
Motility: motile_swimming

Observation site(s)

SYMBIONTS

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Amoebophrya sp. Jinhae Bay
Kim S, Park MGil (2014) Amoebophrya spp. from the Bloom-forming Dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides: Parasites not Nested in the “Amoebophrya ceratii Complex”. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61:173 - 181. doi: 10.1111/jeu.2014.61.issue-210.1111/jeu.12097
Amoebophrya sp. Gunsan
Kim S, Park MGil (2014) Amoebophrya spp. from the Bloom-forming Dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides: Parasites not Nested in the “Amoebophrya ceratii Complex”. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61:173 - 181. doi: 10.1111/jeu.2014.61.issue-210.1111/jeu.12097
Parvilucifera infectans Penzé estuary
Parvilucifera infectans Rance estuary
Parvilucifera rostrata Penzé estuary

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