Navicula ambigua Ehrenberg 1843

Craticula ambigua (Ehrenberg) D.G.Mann

Current name: Craticula ambigua (Ehrenberg) D.G.Mann
1000x __Dim. 18 x 70 µm - 23 May 2011. Robert Lavigne. (

Publication Details
Navicula ambigua Ehrenberg 1843: 417, pl. 2/2: fig. 9

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 Navicula is Navicula tripunctata (O.F.Müller) Bory.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Craticula ambigua (Ehrenberg) D.G.Mann.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), doubtful, uncertain (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 15 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 June 2016

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 June 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 March 2023

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