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

Dinophysis caudata Saville-Kent, 1881

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DinophysisEhrenberg, 1839accepted genus name

Species group names

Dinophysis diegensis Kofoid, 1907 synonym


original description

Saville-Kent W. 1880/82. A manual of the infusoria. London, Bogue 1: 460-461.

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

Karunasagar I., Segar K. & Karunasagar I. 1989. Potentially toxic dinoflagellates in shellfish harvesting areas along the coast of Karnataka State (India). In : Red tide: Biology, Environmental Science, and Toxicology (Ed. by T. Okaichi, D.M. Anderson & T. Nemoto), pp. 65 - 68. Elsevier, New York.

additional source

Moestrup, Ø., Akselman, R., Cronberg, G., Elbraechter, M., Fraga, S., Halim, Y., Hansen, G., Hoppenrath, M., Larsen, J., Lundholm, N., Nguyen, L. N., Zingone, A. (Eds) (2009 onwards). IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Chang, F.H.; Charleston, W.A.G.; McKenna, P.B.; Clowes, C.D.; Wilson, G.J.; Broady, P.A. (2012). Phylum Myzozoa: dinoflagellates, perkinsids, ellobiopsids, sporozoans, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2012). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 3. Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi. pp. 175-216.

additional source

Tomas, C.R. (Ed.) (1997). Identifying marine phytoplankton. Academic Press: San Diego, CA [etc.] (USA). ISBN 0-12-693018-X. XV, 858 pp.

additional source

Fukuyo Y., Takano H., Chihara M. & Matsuoka K. 1990. Red tide organisms in Japan – an illustrated taxonomic guide. Uchida Rokakuho, Tokyo. 430 pp.

additional source

Lakkis, S. (2011). Le phytoplancton marin du Liban (Méditerranée orientale): biologie, biodiversité, biogéographie. Aracne: Roma. ISBN 978-88-548-4243-4. 293 pp.

additional source


additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Martin, J.L., M.M. LeGresley, P.M. Strain and P. Clement. 1999. Phytoplankton monitoring in the southwest Bay of Fundy during 1993-96. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2265. iv + 132 p.




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External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications)
GenBank (76 nucleotides; 51 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Dinophysis caudata Saville-Kent, 1881. 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:109612




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