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

Dinophysis fortii Pavillard, 1923

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DinophysisEhrenberg, 1839accepted genus name

Species group names

Dinophysis ovum Schütt, 1895 sensu Martin, 1929 synonym
Dinophysis ovum Schütt, 1895 synonym; alternate representation


original description

Pavillard J. 1916. Recherches sur les Péridiniens du Golfe du Lion. Trav. Inst. Bot. Univ. Montpellier 4: 9-70.

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

Lee J.S., lgarashi T., Fraga S., Dahl E., Hovgaard P. & Yasumoto T. 1989. Determination of diarrhetic shellfish toxins in various dinoflagellate species. J. Appl. Phycol. 1: 147-152.

additional source

Suzuki T., Mitsuya T., Imai M. & Yamasaki M. 1997. DSP toxin contents in Dinophysis fortii and scallops collected at Mutsu Bay, Japan. J. Appl. Phycol. 8: 509-515.

Sato S., Koike K. & Kodama M. 1996. Seasonal variation of okadaic acid and dinophysistoxin-1 in Dinophysis spp. in association with the toxicity of scallop. In: Harmful and Toxic Algal Blooms (Ed. by T. Yasumoto, Y. Oshima & Y. Fukuyo), pp. 285-288. IOC, UNESCO, Paris.

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

Horner, R.A. 2002. A taxonomic guide to some common marine phytoplankton. Biopress Ltd. Bristol. 195 p.

additional source

Steidinger, K.A. and K. Tangen. 1977. Identifying marine phytoplankton. Academic Press. San Diego. p. 387-584.

additional source

Yasumoto T., Oshima Y., Sugawara W., Fukuyo Y., Oguri H., Igarashi T. & Fujita N. 1980. Identification of Dinophysis fortii as the causative organism of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. Bull. Jap. Soc. Sci. Fish. 46: 1405-1411.

additional source

Steidinger, K. A., M. A. Faust, and D. U. Hernández-Becerril. 2009. Dinoflagellates (Dinoflagellata) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 131–154 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College

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

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

new combination reference

Pavillard J. 1923. A propos de la systématique des Péridiniens. Bull. Soc. Bot. France 70: 876-882.




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External Links

GenBank (19 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications)


WoRMS (2014). Dinophysis fortii Pavillard, 1923. 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:109624




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