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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Bysmatrum subsalsum (Ostenfeld, 1908) Faust et Steidinger, 1998

Scientific synonyms and common names


Peridinium subsalsum Ostenfeld, 1908


Scrippsiella subsalsa (Ostenfeld) Steidinger and Balech, 1977

Nomenclatural Types:


Bysmatrum subsalsum Steidinger and Balech, 1977: 70, fig. 1

Type Locality:

Gulf of Mexico: Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA


The genus name 'Bysmatrum'' originates from the Latin word 'bysma', 'like a plug', which refers to cells that attach to surfaces by mucous strands (Faust and Steidinger, 1998).

Bysmatrum subsalsum