Epithemia succincta Brébisson
Epithemia succincta Brébisson 1870: 42, pl. 1: fig. 7
Published in: Brébisson, A. de (1870). Notes on some French Diatomaceae, presented to the Club. Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club 2: 37-43, pl. I: figs 1-8.
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Cystopleura succincta (Brébisson) Kuntze 1891
Rhopalodia gibberula var. succincta (Brébisson) Fricke 1905
"I discovered this Diatom in June, 1852, at Ouistreham [Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France], at the mouth of the canal, which was not then open to navigation. It was growing mixed with Epith. sorex and ventricosa, on the floating debris of semi-decomposed Ulvaceae. I named it Epith. constricta, and I offered it, under that name, to W. Smith, who was travelling through our country at that time. Occupied at that time with the publication of the first volume of his fine work on the English Diatomaceae, he inserted Epithemia constricta, and figured it in one of his supplementary plates. The drawing was not made from my specimens, but from a different plant of the same. Always seeking to avoid causes of error, I have abandoned the name of constricta to Smith's species, and have called the Ouistreham one Ep. succincta. It is much smaller than the former; its lateral indentation is also less decided. This strangulation might be only accidental, and not furnish a really distinctive character fit to establish a species. The Epithemia gibberula, so common in the Mediterranean, sometimes presents a kind of analogous indentation." - (10 Jan 2016) - M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 June 2018.