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Lauderia Cleve, 1873

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Mediophyceae
Subclass Thalassiosirophycidae
Order Thalassiosirales
Family Lauderiaceae

Holotype species: Lauderia annulata Cleve

Original publication and holotype designation: Cleve, P.T. (1873). Examination of diatoms found on the surface of the Sea of Java. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 1(11): 1-13, 3 pls.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Stoermer, E.F. & Julius, M.L. (2003). Centric Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 559-594. San Diego: Academic Press.

Description: Cells shortly cylindrical, joined to form straight filaments. In girdle view the well-rounded valves give a beaded appearance to the filament. Plastids numerous, discoid, lobed. Common and widespread in the phytoplankton of the oceans. A small genus of two (possibly five) recorded species but all reduced to a single taxon by Hasle (1974). Valves very delicate, with fine costae radiating from a central annulus; fine pores penetrate the basal layer between the costae. Around the circumference only, anastomosing costae are present externally, producing a weakly loculate structure. The central area of the valve may be plain or indistinctly porose. Around the circumference there are numerous fultoportulae in several ranks; a few fultoportulae also occur scattered on the valve face. The fultoportulae have well-developed external tubes, whose rims are slightly serrate and whose bases merge into the framework in the marginal region. Internally the fultoportulae are small and have only feebly developed buttresses. A ring of longer, thinner processes is also present at the boundary between the loculate and costate regions but these do not arise from fultoportulae and are probably occluded. These are the sines referred to by Gran (1900) which in TEM can be seen to be solid structures. A single fairly large rimoportula is located near the edge of the valve, but just within the costate area. Copulae loculate as in the marginal region of the valve, although they are unusual in that the loculae are much larger than on the valve; split.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 19 Oct 2011 by M.D. Guiry.

Comments: Scott & Thomas (2005: 84) record this genus as a member of the Family Thalassiosiraceae. This is a very characteristic genus which cannot be closely allied to other genera in the Thalassiosirales; hence our proposal to place it within its own family.

Numbers of names and species: There are 15 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 3 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..

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Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 October 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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