Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt 1854
Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt (14 sectors)__400x _Diam. 92 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand
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Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt 1854: 16
Published in: Shadboldt, G. (1854). A short description of some new forms of Diatomaceae from Port Natal. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London, New Series 2: 13-18, pl. 1.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Actinophaenia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), splendid, shining, gleaming, brilliant (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt)
Africa: Gambia (Foged 1986).
South-west Asia: India (Gupta & Das 2020).
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).
Source of current name
Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L.; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. xii, 968, 40 plates. London: Whittaker and Co..
Lebour, M.V. (1930). The planktonic diatoms of northern seas. pp. [i]-ix, 1-244, pls I-IV. London: Printed for the Ray Society sold by Dulau & Co., Ltd. 32, Old Bond Street, London, W. 1.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 May 2021 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2021.