: Phaeocystis pouchetii
: (Hariot) Lagerheim, 1896
: 115106
Species Taxonomy
: Phaeocystaceae
: Phaeocystales
: Prymnesiophyceae
: Haptophyta
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Not entered
: Not entered
Phytoplankton (Adult)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? Yes
Comments: Commercial fish larvae kills and other marine organisms as well as Haemolytic activity (Aenesen et al., 1998; Hansen et al., 2007; van Rijssel et al., 2007).
References: Aanesen, R.T., Eilertsen, H.C. and Stabell, O.B., 1998. Light-induced toxic properties of the marine alga Phaeocystis pouchetii towards cod larvae. Aquatic toxicology, 40(2-3), pp.109-121.https://doi.org/10.1016/S0166-445X(97)00056-8 Hansen, E., Eilertsen, H.C., Ernstsen, A. and Genevière, A.M., 2003. Anti-mitotic activity towards sea urchin embryos in extracts from the marine haptophycean Phaeocystis pouchetii (Hariot) Lagerheim collected along the coast of northern Norway. Toxicon, 41(7), pp.803-812.https://doi.org/10.1016/S0041-0101(03)00034-5 van Rijssel, M., Alderkamp, A.C., Nejstgaard, J.C., Sazhin, A.F. and Verity, P.G., 2007. Haemolytic activity of live Phaeocystis pouchetii during mesocosm blooms. In Phaeocystis, major link in the biogeochemical cycling of climate-relevant elements (pp. 189-200). Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6214-8_14
Known measurable environmental impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.