Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Alveolata > Phylum Myzozoa > Subphylum Dinozoa > Infraphylum Dinoflagellata > Class Dinophyceae > Order Dinophysiales > Family Dinophysiaceae

Dinophysis Ehrenberg, 1839

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Dinophysis acuminata Claparède & Lachmann, 1859
Dinophysis acuta Ehrenberg, 1839
Dinophysis alata E.G.Jörgensen
Dinophysis amandula (Balech) Sournia, 1973
Dinophysis apicata (Kofoid & Skogsberg) Abé
Dinophysis arctica Mereschkowsky, 1879
Dinophysis argus (Stein) Abé
Dinophysis baltica (Paulsen) Kofoid & Skogsberg, 1928
Dinophysis biceps Schiller
Dinophysis caudata Saville-Kent, 1881
Dinophysis circumsuta (Kofoid) Balech
Dinophysis contracta (Kofoid & Skogsberg) Balech, 1973
Dinophysis dens Pavillard, 1915
Dinophysis dentata Schiller, 1928
Dinophysis elongata (Jörgensen) Abé
Dinophysis expulsa Kofoid & Michener, 1911
Dinophysis fortii Pavillard, 1923
Dinophysis gigantea (Kofoid & Michener) Balech
Dinophysis groenlandica (Schiller) Balech
Dinophysis hastata Stein, 1883
Dinophysis infundibula J.Schiller, 1928
Dinophysis intermedia Cleve, 1900
Dinophysis irregularis (Lebour) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis limbata (Kofoid & Michener) Balech
Dinophysis minuta (Cleve) Balech
Dinophysis mucronata (Kofoid & Skogsberg) Sournia, 1973
Dinophysis nasuta (Stein) Parke & Dixon, 1968
Dinophysis norvegica Claparède & Lachmann, 1859
Dinophysis odiosa (Pavillard) Tai & Skogsberg, 1934
Dinophysis operculata (Stein) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis operculoides (Schütt) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis ovata Claparéde & Lachmann, 1859
Dinophysis parva Schiller, 1928
Dinophysis parvula (Schütt) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis paulseni (Schiller) Balech
Dinophysis planiceps (Schiller) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis porodictyum (Stein) Abé
Dinophysis pugiuncula (Jörgensen) Balech
Dinophysis pulchella (Lebour) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis pulchra (Kofoid & Michener) Balech
Dinophysis punctata Jörgensen, 1923
Dinophysis pusilla Jörgensen, 1923
Dinophysis recurva Kofoid & Skogsberg, 1928
Dinophysis ruudii (Braarud) Balech, 1967
Dinophysis sacculus Stein, 1883
Dinophysis schroederi Pavillard, 1909
Dinophysis schuettii Murray & Whitting, 1899
Dinophysis similis Kofoid & Skogsberg, 1928
Dinophysis sphaerica Stein, 1883
Dinophysis striata (Schutt) Abe
Dinophysis tripos Gourret, 1883
Dinophysis umbosa Schiller, 1928
Dinophysis uracantha Stein, 1883


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.

additional source


additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Parker, S.P. (Ed.) (1982). Synopsis and classification of living organisms. McGraw Hill Book Company: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 0-07-079031-0. 1166, 1232 pp.




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External Links

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Dinophysis Ehrenberg, 1839. 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). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:109462




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