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Melosira moniliformis (Link) C.Agardh 1824

Publication details
Melosira moniliformis (Link) C.Agardh 1824: 8

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 (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lysigonium moniliforme Link

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moniliform, cylindrical but contracted at regular intervals like a string of beads (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lysigonium moniliforme Link 1820

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira varians var. moniliformis (O.F.Müller) Playfair
Conferva moniliformis O.F.Müller 1783
Melosira borreri Greville 1833
Melosira borreri var. moniliformis (O.F.Müller) Grunow 1878

Nomenclatural notes
Conferva moniliformis Müller 1783, the supposed basionym, is an illegitimate name (not Conferva moniliformis Withering 1776). - (1 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melosira varians var. moniliformis (O.F.Müller) Playfair)
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995).

(as Conferva moniliformis O.F.Müller)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Lysigonium moniliforme Link)
Europe: Ireland (Adams 1908).

(as Melosira moniliformis (Link) C.Agardh)
Atlantic Islands: Faroe Islands (Witon & Witkowski 2006), Madeira (Kaufmann, Santos & Maranhão 2015).

Europe: Adriatic Sea (Vilicic, Marasovic & Miokovic 2002), Albania (Miho & Witkowski 2005, Kupe & al. 2010), Balearic Islands (Aboal & al. 2003), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004, Woelfel et al. 2014 ), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014, Balycleva & Ryabushko 2017, Zotov 2018), Bosnia-Hertzegovina (Hafner, Jasprica & Car 2018), Britain (Hustedt & Aleem 1951, Hendey 1954, Hendey 1974, Hartley 1986, Sims 1996, Whitton & al. 2003), Crimea (Ryabushko, Lishaev & Kovrigina 2019), France (Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Hofmann & al. 2018), Helgoland (Kraberg & al. 2019), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), North Macedonia (Levkov & Williams 2012), Poland (Plinski & Witkowski 2020), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Spain (Varela 1982, Álvarez Cobelas & Estévez García 1982, Aboal 1986, Aboal 1987, Aboal 1988, Aboal 1989, Aboal, Puig & Prefasi 1998, Cantoral Uiza & Aboal Sanjurjo 2001, Aboal & al. 2003), Ukraine (Bukhtiyarova 1999), Venice Lagoon (Tolomio 2004).

North America: Canada (Mather & al. 2010), Gulf of California (Moreno, Licea & Santoyo 1996), Mexico (López-Fuerte & Siqueiros-Beltrones 2016), Mexico (Atlantic) (Licea, Moreno-Ruiz & Luna 2016), Mexico (Pacific) (Torres-Ariño & al. 2019), Mississippi (Sullivan 1981), Oregon (Sawai et al. 2016), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), United States of America (Kociolek 2005), Virginia (Adey et al. 2013).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Eskinazi-Leça & al. 2010, Costa et al. 2016), Colombia (Lozano-Duque & al. 2010).

Middle East: Egypt (Khairy & al. 2017), Iraq (Al-Saboonchi & Al-Shawi 2016, Al-Saedy & al. 2020), Turkey (Balkis 2004, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019, Kalei & Akçaalan 2020).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed & al. 2009), Lebanon (Lakkis 2013).

Asia: Bering Island (Potapova 2014), Caspian Sea (Bagheri & Fallahi 2014), China (Qi 1995, Liu 2008), Japan (Nagumo & Mayama 2000, Kobayashi & al. 2006), Kamchatka (Lepskaya & al. 2017), Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995, Joh 2010), Mongolia (Dorofeyuk & Kulikovskiy 2012), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014, Shevchenko & al. 2019), Russia (Sea of Japan) (Gail 1950), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (McCarthy 2013), New South Wales (Day & al. 1995), New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Harper & al. 2012), Queensland (Bostock & Holland 2010, John 2016), Tasmania (John 2018).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: South Shetland Islands (Silva & al. 2019).

(as Melosira borreri Greville)
Europe: Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014, Zotov 2018), France (Anon. 2017), Ireland (, Adams 1908).

North America: Canada (Mather & al. 2010), United States of America (Kociolek 2005).

South America: Brazil (Eskinazi-Leça & al. 2010).

Middle East: Turkey (Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019, Kalei & Akçaalan 2020).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta & Das 2020).

Asia: Japan (Iwahashi 1935).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995).

Key references
Al-Handal, A.Y. & Al-Shaheen, M.A. (2019). Diatoms in the wetlands of Southern Iraq. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 67: [1]-252, incl. 62 pls (652 figs), 1 map.

Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

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.

Houk, V. (2003). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions. Part. I. Melosiraceae, Orthoseiraceae, Paraliaceae and Aulacoseiraceae. Czech Phycology Supplement 1: 1-27, plus pls I-XLI [1-41].

Joh, G. (2010). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 3, Number 1. Chrysophyta: Bacillariophyceae: Centrales. Freshwater diatoms I. pp. [1-6], 1-161, figs 1-105. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

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.

Kobayashi, H., Idei, M., Mayama, S., Nagumo, T. & Osada, K. (2006). Kobayashi hiromu keiso zukan. H.Kobayasi's atlas of Japanese diatoms based on electron microscopy. dai 1kan. pp. [1]-531, 180 pls. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

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.

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.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Crawford, R.M. (1977). The taxonomy and classification of the diatom genus Melosira C. Ag. II. M. moniliformis (Müll.) C.Ag.. Phycologia 16: 277-285, 23 figs.
Idei, M., & Chihara, M. (1992). Successive observations on the fertilization of a centric diatom Melosira moniliformis var. octagona. Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 105(4): 649-658.
von Stosch, H.A. (1958). Entwicklungsgeschichtliche untersuchungen an zentrischen diatomeen. III. Die spermatogenese von Melosira moniliformis Agardh. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 31: 274-282.

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