Dinophysis acuminata   Claparede & Lachmann,  1859 (Dinoflagellate)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Peridinea


Synonym (s)
Dinophysis baltica (Paulsen) Kofoid & Skogsberg, 1928
Dinophysis baltica (Paulsen) Woloszynska, 1928
Dinophysis boehmii Paulsen, 1949 ex Balech, 1971
Dinophysis borealis Paulsen, 1949
Dinophysis cassubica Woloszynska, 1928
Dinophysis lachmanni Paulsen, 1949
Dinophysis levanderi Woloszynska, 1928
Dinophysis ovum var. baltica Paulsen, 1908
Dinophysis paulsenii Woloszynska, 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Ecosystem balance, Dangers
(Toxic species)

Habitat:  Coastal


• Kerala, Vaadi INDIA
• Kerala, Punnapra INDIA
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• Kerala, Kodikkal INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay INDIA
• Goa, Chapora estuary INDIA
• Goa, Siridao beach INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Goa, Off Chapora INDIA
• Goa, Off Dona Paula INDIA
• Goa, Off Siridao INDIA
• Goa, Off Anjuna INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Depth: 8 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataramanujam, K (1988) On a sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis stranded at Tuticorin, East coast of India Investigations on Cetacea 21 247-249
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sanilkumar, M G; Dr.Joseph, K J; Dr. Saramma, A V (2009) Planktonic Microalgae Microalgae in the Southwest Coast of India 34-114 Available at - http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/purl/1922
  • Alkawri, AAS and Ramaiah, N (2010) Spatio-temporal variability of dinoflagellate assemblages in different salinity regimes in the west coast of India Harmful Algae Elsevier B.V. 9(2) 153-162 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2009.08.012
  • Subrahmanyan, R and Sarma, AHV (1960) Studies on the phytoplankton of the west coast of India Part III. Seasonal variation of the phytoplankters and environmental factors Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of fisheries for the Indian council of Agricultural research, Cochin, India 7 (2) 307-336 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1899/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Alkawri, AAS and Ramaiah, N (2011) Distribution of diatom Pseudo-nitzschia and dinoflagellates of Dinophysis spp along coast off Goa Journal of Environmental Biology Triveni Enterprises, Lucknow 32 (1) 65-70 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/3783/1/J_Environ_Biol_32_65.pdf
  • Jugnu, R and Kripa, V (2008) Prevalence of non toxic and harmful algal blooms along Kerala coast Marine Fisheries Information Service Technical and Extension Series CMFRI 195 3-5 Available at -

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