Gomphonema mustela Ehrenberg 1854: pl. 17(2): fig. 37
Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1854). Mikrogeologie. Einundvierzig Tafeln mit über viertausend grossentheils colorirten Figuren, Gezeichnet vom Verfasser. [Atlas]. pp. pls 1-40. Leipzig: Leopold Voss.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gomphonema coronatum Ehrenberg
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Seemingly originally first introduced without a description, but validated by analytical figures (see Art. 38.7 "For the purpose of Art. 38.5, prior to 1 January 1908, an illustration with analysis (see Art. 38.9 and 38.10) is acceptable in place of a written description or diagnosis."). - (4 Mar 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Described from figure by Ralfs in Pritchard, Hist. Inf. ed. 4:888. 1861 - (31 Mar 2013) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
Reichardt (2015: 145) notes that this species has been regarded as a synonym of G. longiceps (e.g. Hustedt 1930: 375) or as a variety of G. montanum or G. subclavatum (VanLandingham 1971: 1931). He considers it to be an initial or post-initial valve of G. coronatum. - (21 Aug 2015) - Wendy Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Type locality: 'Bergmehl von Savitaipal', Finland (Reichardt 2015: 145). Lectotype: Ehrenberg Collection, BHUPM mica 450707-2 (Reichardt 2015: 145, fig. 32).
Source of current name
Reichardt, E. (2015). The identity of Gomphonema clavatum Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae) and typification of five species of the genus Gomphonema described by C.G. Ehrenberg. Diatom Research 30(2): 141-149.
Patrick, R. & Reimer, C.W. (1975). The diatoms of the United States exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii. Vol. 2, Part 1. Entomoneidaceae, Cymbellaceae, Gomphonemaceae, Epithemiaceae. pp. [i]-ix, -213, 28 pls. Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L. ; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. i-xii, 1- 968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
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