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Melosira arctica Dickie 1852

Publication details
Melosira arctica Dickie 1852: cxcvi

Published in: Dickie, [G.] (1852). Notes on the algae. - I. In: Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-51, performed by H.M. ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia", under the command of Mr.William Penny, in search of the missing crews of H.M. ships Erebus and Terror; with a narrative of sledge excurions on the ice of Wellington Channel; and observations on the natural history and physical features of teh countries and frozen seas visited. In two volumes. - Vol. II, Appendix. (Sutherland, P.C. Eds), pp. i-cxci. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
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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.

Gaillonella arctica Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Melville Bay and Hingston Bay (Kaczmarksa & Jahn 2006: 153).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Arctic (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gaillonella arctica Ehrenberg 1853

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira hyperborea Schütt
Lysigonium arcticum (Dickie) Kuntze 1891

Nomenclatural notes
Kaczmarska & Jahn (2006: 153) note that Ehrenberg seems to have been unaware of Dickie's (1852) publication of Melosira arctica as his diagnosis reads (1853: 528): "...Gaillonella arctica Ehrenberg (= Melosira arctica Dickie in litteris)". They maintain that the name Melosira arctica Dickie is validly published according to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Regardless of this, Ehrenberg was unaware of this publication and his name must be solely attributed to him as in INA and CAS. It seems that Dickie made Ehrenberg aware of his name in a letter rather than informing him of its publication. - (8 Sep 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Emended by Kaczmarska & R. Jahn (2006: 157).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melosira arctica Dickie)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Tsoy & Obrezkova 2017), Canada (Arctic) (Kaczmarksa & Jahn 2006).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Hendey 1954, Hendey 1974, Hartley 1986, Whitton & al. 2003), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Poland (Plinski & Witkowski 2020), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

North America: Alaska (Kaczmarksa & Jahn 2006), Canada (Mather & al. 2010).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013), Turkey (Ersanli & Gönülol 2006, Ersnali & Gonulol 2007, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

Asia: Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Russia (Sea of Japan) (Gail 1950).

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

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.

Kaczmarska, I. & Jahn, R. (2006). Taxonomic appraisal of Melosira arctica Dickie and description of a new variety (Bacillariophyta). Botanica Marina 49: 151-164.

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. (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.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 August 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Kaczmarska, I. & Jahn, R. (2006). Taxonomic appraisal of Melosira arctica Dickie and description of a new variety (Bacillariophyta). Botanica Marina 49: 151-164.

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