: Alexandrium ostenfeldii
: (Paulsen) Balech & Tangen, 1985
: 109712
Species Taxonomy
: Ostreopsidaceae
: Gonyaulacales
: 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? Yes
Comments: PSP and Spirolides producer (Anderson et al. 2012; Salgado et al. 2015).
References: Anderson, D. M., Alpermann, T. J., Cembella, A. D., Collos, Y., Masseret, E. & Montresor, M., 2012. The globally distributed genus Alexandrium: multifaceted roles in marine ecosystems and impacts on human health. Harmful algae. 14, 10-35. Salgado, P., Riobó, P., Rodríguez, F., Franco, J. M., & Bravo, I., 2015. Differences in the toxin profiles of Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Dinophyceae) strains isolated from different geographic origins: Evidence of paralytic toxin, spirolide, and gymnodimine. Toxicon. 103, 85-98.
Known economic impact? No
Comments: Not available.
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.