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Gyrosigma murphyi G.Reid

Publication details
Gyrosigma murphyi G.Reid in G. Reid & D.M. Williams 2003: 126-142, figs 1-74

Published in: Reid, G. & Williams, D.M. (2003). Systematics of the Gyrosigma balticum complex (Bacillariophyta), including three new species. Phycological Research 51(2): 126-142.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gyrosigma is Gyrosigma hippocampus Hassall.

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

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Valves linear, vaulted, sigmoid, tapering to obtuse apices. Length 200-400 mm, width 25-35 mm. Longitudinal and transverse striae 11-15 in 10 mm. Raphe central, undulate. External central raphe fissures dedflected in opposite directions. Central bars thick and chunky, surrounded by large hyaline areas. At the apex, above raphe fissures and helictoglossa there is a row of pores. Two plate-like, incised chloroplasts lying under the valve along the length of the cell.

Type information
Mersea Island, England. Marine (Reid & Williams 2003: 139). Holotype: (Reid & Williams 2003: 139).

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 February 2019.

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