Opephora P.Petit, 1889
Lectotype species: Opephora pacifica (Grunow) Petit
Original publication:Petit, P. (1888). Diatomées recoltées dans le voisinage du Cap Horn. In: Mission scientifique du Cap Horn 1882 - 1883, Vol. 5, Botanique. (Hariot, P., Petit, P., Müller d'Argovie, J., Bescherelle, E., Massalongo, C. & Franchet, A. Eds), pp. 111-140. Paris: Gauthier-Villas.
Type designated in Patrick, R.[M.] & Reimer, C.W. (1966). The diatoms of the United States exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii. Volume 1: Fragilariaceae, Eunotiaceae, Achnanthaceae, Naviculaceae. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 1-688.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Medlin, L.K. & Desdevises, Y. (2016). Phylogeny of 'ARAPHID' diatoms inferred from SSU & LSU rDNA, RBCL & PSBA sequences. Vie et Milieu 66(2): 129-154, 5 figs, 5 tables.
Numbers of names and species: There are 35 species names in the database at present, as well as 6 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 16 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..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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