Validation of the binary designation Symbiodinium thermophilum (Dinophyceae)

Benjamin C.C. Hume, Cecilia D'Angelo, Edward G. Smith, Jamie R. Stevens, John A. Burt, Jörg Wiedenmann

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The binary designation Symbiodinium thermophilum was invalid due to the absence of an illustration as required by Article 44.2 of the ICN. Herein, it is validated. This species is the most common symbiont in reef corals in the southern Persian/Arabian Gulf, the world's hottest body of water sustaining reef coral growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)762-764
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Phycology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2018


  • adaptation
  • coral bleaching, taxonomy
  • heat tolerance
  • symbiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Plant Science


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