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Asterionella gracillima var. formosa (Hassall) Wislouch 1921

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Fragilariophycidae
Order Rhabdonematales
Family Tabellariaceae
Genus Asterionella


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Asterionella gracillima var. formosa (Hassall) Wislouch
Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK. 16 Jan 2008. © C.F. Carter chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Asterionella gracillima var. formosa (Hassall) Wislouch
Massed cells in plankton. Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK. 16 Aug 2013. © C.F. Carter chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Asterionella gracillima var. formosa (Hassall) Wislouch
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf couse, 1000x, DIC. 06 Oct 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).


Archaeolithothamnion howei Me.Lemoine

Asterionella formosa Hassall Massed cells in plankton. Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK
© C.F. Carter chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Asterionella gracillima var. formosa (Hassall) Wislouch 1921: 107,110

Published in: Wislouch, S.M. (1921). Materialy po diatomovym Yaroslavskoy gubernii. (Material on the Diatoms of the gouvernment of Jaroslav). Trudy Yaroslavskogo Estestvenno istorich, Obshch. 3: 105-116,1 pl., 15 Lit. hinw.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asterionella is Asterionella formosa Hassall.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Asterionella formosa Hassall

Asterionella formosa Hassall

Type information
Type locality: England: London: Thames R. (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very slender (Neal 1993).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Created: 09 November 2008 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 27 March 2011 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 July 2021.

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