Fragilariopsis Hustedt, 1913
Holotype species: Fragilariopsis antarctica (Castracane) Hustedt
Currently accepted name for the type species: Fragilariopsis kerguelensis (O'Meara) Hustedt
Original publication and holotype designation: Schmidt, A.[W.F.] (1913). Atlas der Diatomaceen-kunde Series VII: Heft 74-75: pls 293-300. . Leipzig: O.R.Reisland.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. & Mann, D.G. (1990). The diatoms biology and morphology of the genera. pp. [i-ix], 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Comments: Hasle & Syvertsen (1990: 295) add the following nomenclatural note to this genus: "emend. Hasle 1993"
Numbers of names and species: There are 44 species names in the database at present, as well as 4 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 29 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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Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.
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.
Cefarelli, A.O., Ferrario, M.E., Almandoz, G.O., Atencio, A.G., Akselman, R. & Vernet, M. (2010). Diversity of the diatom genus Fragilariopsis in the Argentine Sea and Antarctic waters: morphology, distribution and abundance. Polar Biology 33: 1463-84.
Hasle, G.R. (1965). Nitzschia and Fragilariopsis species studied in the light and electron microscopes. III. The genus Fragilariopsis. Skr. Norske Vidensk.-Acad. Oslo, Mat,-Naturvidensk. Kl., ser 2 21: 1-49.
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Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 May 2021 by M.D. Guiry
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