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Alexandrium tamarense
Scientific classification
(unranked):
SAR
(unranked):
Phylum:
Class:
Dinophyceae
Order:
Gonyaulacales
Suborder:
Gonyaulaceae
Genus:
Alexandrium
Species:
A. tamarense
Binomial name
Alexandrium tamarense

Alexandrium tamarense is a dinoflagellate. It produces the neurotoxin saxitoxin. This toxin causes the human illness paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP).

Alexandrium tamarense often occurs in Mediterranean coastal waters.

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