155,613 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 21,916 images, 60,166 bibliographic items, 438,693 distributional records.

Libellus P.T.Cleve, 1873

Holotype species: Libellus grevillei (C.Agardh) Cleve

Original publication and holotype designation: Cleve, P.T. (1873). On diatoms from the Arctic Sea. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 1(13): 1-28, 4 pl.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Hendey, N.I. (1974). A revised check-list of the British marine diatoms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 277-300.

Numbers of names and species: There are 14 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 5 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

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