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

Gonyaulax Diesing, 1866

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Gonyaulax africana Schiller, 1929
Gonyaulax alaskensis Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax apiculata (Pénard) Entz, 1904
Gonyaulax birostris Stein, 1883
Gonyaulax buxus Balech
Gonyaulax diegensis Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax digitale (Pouchet) Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax dimorpha Biecheler, 1952
Gonyaulax elegans Rampi, 1951
Gonyaulax fragilis (Schütt) Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax fusiformis H.W.Graham, 1942
Gonyaulax gracilis Schiller, 1935
Gonyaulax helensis Woloszynska, 1928
Gonyaulax kofoidii Pavillard, 1909
Gonyaulax ligustica Rampi, 1951
Gonyaulax milneri (Murray & Whitting) Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax minima Matzenauer
Gonyaulax minuta Kofoid & Michener, 1911
Gonyaulax monacantha Pavillard, 1916
Gonyaulax monospina Rampi, 1951
Gonyaulax ovalis Schiller, 1929
Gonyaulax pacifica Kofoid, 1907
Gonyaulax polygramma Stein, 1883
Gonyaulax rostratum P.A.Dangeard, 1927
Gonyaulax rotundata Rampi, 1951
Gonyaulax rugosum Wailes
Gonyaulax scrippsae Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax sphaeroidea Kofoid, 1911
Gonyaulax spinifera (Claparède & Lachmann) Diesing, 1866
Gonyaulax turbynei Murray & Whitting, 1899
Gonyaulax unicornis Lebour, 1925
Gonyaulax verior Sournia, 1973


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

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source


additional source

Brandt, S. (2001). Dinoflagellates, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 47-53




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Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Gonyaulax Diesing, 1866. 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:109519




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