Hydrobiologia

, Volume 517, Issue 1, pp 43–59

An annotated checklist of dinoflagellates in the Black Sea

Authors

  • Fernando Gómez
    • Department of Aquatic BiosciencesThe University of Tokyo
  • Laura Boicenco
    • National Institute for Marine Research and Development ‘Grigore Antipa’
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:HYDR.0000027336.05452.07

Cite this article as:
Gómez, F. & Boicenco, L. Hydrobiologia (2004) 517: 43. doi:10.1023/B:HYDR.0000027336.05452.07

Abstract

An annotated checklist of free-living dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae) of the Black Sea, based on literature records, is reported and compared to the Mediterranean Sea and world oceans. Toxic species and/or responsible of harmful algal blooms (HAB) are marked in the checklist. From the 267 species (54 genera) listed nearly all taxa can be considered as cosmopolitan and no species as endemic. Several typically Arctic-boreal species (non recorded from the Mediterranean Sea) are reported from the Black Sea. The taxonomy and the biogeography of the taxa are discussed.

PyrrhophytaDinophytaphytoplanktonharmful and toxic algal bloomsbiogeographyMediterraneanBlack Sea

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