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Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg

Publication details
Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839: 129

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1839). Über die Bildung der Kreidefelsen und des Kreidemergels durch unsichtbare Organismen. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1838: 59-147, pls I-IV, tables 1, 2.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Coscinodiscus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Noun (Latinised), Latinised form of the Greek, argos, white; the hundred-eyed keeper of Io, killed by Mercury at the command of Jupiter (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Day et al. (1995: 9) notes Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg sensu L. Crosby & E. Wood (1959) as a synonym of Coscinodiscus asteromphalus Ehrenberg.

Usage notes
Harmful species

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Metzeltin, D. & García-Rodríguez, F. (2003). Las diatomeas uruguayas. pp. [1]-210, 74 pls. Uruguay: DIRAC Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

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References
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Hasle, G.R. & Sims, P.A. (1986). The diatom genus Coscinodiscus Ehrenb. : C. argus Ehrenb. and C. radiatus Ehrenb.. Botanica Marina 29: 305-318.

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