Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Hacrobia > Phylum Haptophyta > Class Prymnesiophyceae > Order Phaeocystales > Family Phaeocystaceae > Genus Phaeocystis

Phaeocystis pouchetii (Hariot) Lagerheim, 1896

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PhaeocystisLagerheim, 1893accepted genus name


original description

Pouchet M.G. Sur une algue pélagique nouvelle. C.R. Séanc. Soc. Biol., Séance de16 Janv. 1892: 34-36.

basis of record

Brandt, S. (2001). Haptophytes, 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. 76

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Aanesen R.T., Eilertsen H.C. & Stabell O.B. 1998. Light-induced toxic properties of the marine alga Phaeocystis pouchetii towards cod larvae. Aquat. Toxicol. 40: 109-121.

additional source

Stabell O.B., Aanesen R.T. & Eilertsen H.C. 1999. Toxic peculiarities of the marine alga Phaeocystis pouchetii detected by in vivo and in vitro bioassay methods. Aquat. Toxicol. 44: 279-288.

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

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


new combination reference

Lagerheim G. 1893. Phæocystis, nov. gen., grundadt på Tetraspora poucheti Har. Bot. Notiser 1893: 32-33.




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External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications)
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
GenBank (8 nucleotides; 4 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Phaeocystis pouchetii. 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:115106




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