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Melosira lineata (Dillwyn) C.Agardh 1824

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira


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Melosira lineata (Dillwyn) C.Agardh
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Publication details
Melosira lineata (Dillwyn) 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.

Conferva lineata Dillwyn

Type information
Type locality: among leaves of water plants in the River Lea at Walthamstow (Index Nominum Algarum).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva lineata Dillwyn 1809
Gaillonella lineata (Dillwyn) Bory 1838
Lysigonium lineatum (Dillwyn) Trevisan 1848

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira juergensii C.Agardh 1824
Gaillonella juergensii (C.Agardh) Gaillon 1833
Lysigonium juergensii (C.Agardh) Trevisan 1848
Melosira lineata var. genuina A.Cleve 1951
Melosira juergensii var. genuina A.Cleve 1951

General environment
This is a brackish species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Conferva lineata Dillwyn)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

(as Melosira lineata (Dillwyn) C.Agardh)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Tsoy & Obrezkova 2017).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Gonçalves, Marques & Fonseca 2010), Faroe Islands (Witon & Witkowski 2006).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), Britain (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), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Poland (Plinski & Witkowski 2020), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Aboal 1986, Aboal 1987, Tomás 1987, Aboal 1988a, Aboal 1989), Sweden (Busse & Snoeijs 2003, Ulanova, Busse, Snoeijs 2009), Ukraine (Bukhtiyarova 1999).

North America: Canada (Mather & al. 2010, Mather & al. 2010), Mexico (López-Fuerte & Siqueiros-Beltrones 2016), Mexico (Pacific) (Torres-Ariño & al. 2019), Mississippi (Sullivan 1981).

South America: Brazil (Bicudo et al. 1993, Eskinazi-Leça & al. 2010), Uruguay (Rosset & al. 2020).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013), Turkey (Aysel 2005, Ersanli & Gönülol 2006, Ersnali & Gonulol 2007, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

Asia: Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995), Mongolia (Dorofeyuk & Kulikovskiy 2012), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014, Medvedeva & Nikulina 2019).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (McCarthy 2013), New Zealand (Harper & al. 2012).

(as Melosira juergensii C.Agardh)
Atlantic Islands: Iceland (Foged 1974).

Europe: Adriatic Sea (Vilicic, Marasovic & Miokovic 2002), Britain (Hendey 1954, Hendey 1974), France (Germain 1981, Méléder et al. 2007 ), Germany (Stutz & Mattern & al. 2018), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Spain (Varela 1982, Aboal 1988a), Venice Lagoon (Tolomio et al. 2002).

North America: United States of America (Kociolek 2005).

Africa: South Africa (Giffen 1967).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013), Turkey (Aysel 2005).

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

Asia: China (Qi 1995, Liu 2008), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (McCarthy 2013).

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.

Busse, S. & Snoeijs, P. (2003). Gradient responses of diatom communities in the Bothnian Sea (northern Baltic Sea), with emphasis on responses to water movement. Phycologia 42: 451-464.

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.

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].

Houk, V. & Klee, R. (2007). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions. Part II. Melosiraceae and Aulacoseiraceae (Supplement of Part I). Fottea 7(2): 85-108, plus pl. XLII-CXIV.

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

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.

Witon, E. & Witkowski, A. (2006). Holocene diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from Faeroe Islands Fjords, Northern Atlantic Ocean. II. Distribution and taxonomy of marine taxa with special reference to benthic forms. Diatom Research 21(1): 175-215.

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Crawford, R.M. (1978). The taxonomy and classification of the diatom genus Melosira C. A. Agardh. III. Melosira lineata (Dillw.) C. A. Ag. and M. varians C. A. Ag.. Phycologia 17: 237-250, 38 figs.
Rabenhorst, L. (1856). Neue Bacillarien: Climacosphenia maxima, Surirella hohenackeri, Cocconeis finnica?, Melosira lineata, Gomphonema tridentula, eine Licmophoree und Stauroneis roteana. Hedwigia 1: 103, 13 pl.

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