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Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Mastogloiales
Family Achnanthaceae
Genus Achnanthes


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Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
Utlandshörn, Germany. 17 Sep 2013. Wulf Herwig. © Wulf Herwig (WEHerwig@arcor.de).

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
Puget Sound, Washington state, USA. Eduardo Firpo. © Eduardo Firpo (efirpo1@frontier.com).

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
Puget Sound, Washington state, USA. Eduardo Firpo. © Eduardo Firpo (efirpo1@frontier.com).

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
Puget Sound, Washington state, USA. Eduardo Firpo. © Eduardo Firpo (efirpo1@frontier.com).

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
630x __Dim. 24 x 72 µm __Rapheless valve. 27 Mar 2012. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
630x __Dim. 28 x 75 µm __Raphe valve. 27 Mar 2012. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh
Poulsbo, Washington, USA; Liberty Bay Marina, 400x, DIC. 23 Aug 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.


Chamaedoris auriculata Børgesen

Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh Puget Sound, Washington state, USA
© Eduardo Firpo (efirpo1@frontier.com)

Publication details
Achnanthes brevipes C.Agardh 1824: 1, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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Publication date: probably September 1824

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Achnanthes is Achnanthes adnata Bory.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), short-footed.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Achnantella brevipes (Agardh) Gaillon 1833
Achnanthidium brevipes (C.Agardh) Heiberg 1863

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Achnanthes recava Hohn & Hellerman 1966

Nomenclatural notes
New name. Illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet for Achnanthes adnata Bory 1822 (INA). - (16 Jul 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Toyoda et al. (2005) advocate that the name Achnanthes brevipes be conserved against Echinella stiptata Lyngbe. "We propose that the name Acnanthes Bory be conserved with Echinella stipitata Lyngbe as its type, and designate the Lyngbye's material (A-2348) as the lectotype. However, because changing the specific epithet to either stipitata or adnata would introduce confusion into the literature,...we also propose that the name Achnanthes brevipes be conserved. A formal proposal will be submitted to Taxon" (Toyoda et al., 2005: 383). However, Cox (2006: 68) states that A. brevipes is a synonym of A. adnata. - (29 Jul 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: in Hutchinsia violacea (Polysiphonia fucoides), Scytosiphone in sinu Othiniensi, Odense, Denmark (Toyoda et al. 2005: 383). Lectotype: C A-2348 (Toyoda et al. 2005: 383). Notes: Lectotype: C (A-2348). Isotypes: C (A2349); BM 101105, BM 1011106. In mari Boreali (INA).

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Key references
Cheng Zhaodi & Gao Yahui [Cheng, Z.D. & Gao, Y.H.] (2012). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [i-viii], i-xxvi, 1-137 plus 35 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

Cox, E.J. (2006). Achnanthes sensu stricto belongs with genera of the Mastogloiales rather than with other monoraphid diatoms (Bacillariophyta). European Journal of Phycology 41: 67-81.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Edlund, M.B., Soninkhishig, N., Williams, R.M. & Stoermer, E.F. (2001). Biodiversity of Mongolia: checklist of diatoms, including new distributional reports of 31 taxa. Nova Hedwigia 72: 59-90, 72 figs.

Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

John, J. (2016). Diatoms from Stradbroke and Fraser Islands, Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 1. pp. [1]-377, 258 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

John, J. (2018). Diatoms from Tasmania: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 2. pp. [1]-656, 351 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Kulikovskiy, M., Glushchenko, A.M., Kuznetsova, I.V. & Genkal, S.I. (2016). [Identification book of diatoms from Russia]. pp. [1]-804, 165 pls. Yaroslavl: Filigran. [in Russian]

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2011). Okrzemki – Bacillariophyta (Diatoms) (with the English key for the identification to the genus) Cz. 4/2: Okrzemki pierzaste (Fragilariophyceae, Eunotiophyceae, Achnanthales) Part two: Pennate diatoms - I). In: Flora Zatoki Gdanskiej i wód przyleglych (Baltyk poludniowy). : [1]-167, plus 4 pls, 4 photo.

Proschkina-Lavrenko, A.I. (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz, Kniga 3. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomik vodoroslei Poriadok Pennales. Botanicheskii Institut im V.L. Komarova Akademii Nauk S.S.S.R. Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelystvo Geologicheskoi Literatury 3(1): [1]-398, 117 pls. [in Russian]

Saunders, K., Lane, C., Cook, S., McMinn, A. & Hallaegraeff, G.M. (2010). Benthic diatoms. In: Algae of Australia. Phytoplankton of temperate waters . (Hallegraeff, G.M., Bolch, C.J.S., Hill, D.R.A., Jameson, I, LeRoi, J.-M., McMinn, A., Murray, S., de Salas, M.F. & Saunders, K. Eds), pp. 83-144. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS; CSIRO Publishing.

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.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Toyoda, K., Cox, E.J., Sims, P.A., & Williams, D.M. (2005). The typification of Achnanthes Bory based on Echinella stipitata Lyngbye, with an account of the morphology and fine structure of Lyngbye's species. Diatom Research 20(2): 375-386.

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Guerrini, F., Cangini, M., Boni, L., Trost, P. & Pistocchi, R. (2000). Metabolic responses of the diatom Achnanthes brevipes (Bacillariophyceae) to nutrient limitation. Journal of Phycology 36: 882-890.

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