1981 Volume 47 Issue 8 Pages 967-978
Taxonomical study on eleven species of benthic dinoflagellates was conducted. They were collected from algal samples harvested on coral reefs of French Polynesia, New Caledonia and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. They were classified into 4 species of Prorocentrum, 2 species of Amphidinium, 3 species of Ostreopsis, coolia monotis and Gambierdiscus toxicus, including 4 new species, Prorocentrum emarginatum sp. nov., Prorocentrum concavum sp. nov., Ostreopsis lenticularis sp. nov. and Ostreopsis ovata sp. nov.