Surirella bifrons (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg 1843

Iconella bifrons (Ehrenberg) Ruck & Nakov

Current name: Iconella bifrons (Ehrenberg) Ruck & Nakov
400x __Dim. 58 x 145 µm - 01 August 2012. Robert Lavigne (

Publication Details
Surirella bifrons (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg 1843: 388, pl. 3: fig. 5; pl. 4: fig. 1 (as 'Surirella (Suriraya) bifrons')

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1843). Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Süd- und Nord-Amerika. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1841: 291-445 + [1, Berichtigungen], + 4 pls.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Surirella is Surirella striatula Turpin.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Iconella bifrons (Ehrenberg) Ruck & Nakov.

Navicula bifrons Ehrenberg

Type Information
Type locality: "bei Berlin zwischen Conferven" [Berlin, Germany]; (Ehrenberg 1834: 259) Lectotype: 10 Mai 1832; BHUPM; 540128-6 “Trockenpräparate CXXVIII 6” (Jahn, Kusber & Cocquyt 2017: 76)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), with two faces, growing on both sides (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 March 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 April 2023

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