: Pfiesteria piscicida
: Steidinger & J.M.Burkholder, 1996
: 246598
Species Taxonomy
: Pfiesteriaceae
: Thoracosphaerales
: Dinophyceae
: Myzozoa
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: Fish mortality (Marshall et al. 2000; Burkholder and Glasgow 2002).
References: Marshall, H.G., Gordon, A.S., Seaborn, D.W., Dyer, B., Dunstan, W.M. and Seaborn, A.M., 2000. Comparative culture and toxicity studies between the toxic dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida and a morphologically similar cryptoperidiniopsoid dinoflagellate. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, 255(1), pp.51-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0981(00)00288-4 Burkholder, J.M. and Glasgow, H.B., 2002. The life cycle and toxicity of Pfiesteria piscicida revisited 1. Journal of Phycology, 38(6), pp.1261-1267. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1529-8817.2002.02096.x
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.