Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs 1861

Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs

Current name: Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs
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Publication Details
Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs 1861: 838, pl. 8: fig. 21

Published in: 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. [1]-xii, [1]-968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co..

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Publication date: 1861

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asteromphalus is Asteromphalus darwinii Ehrenberg.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Spatangidium heptactis Brébisson

Type Information
Type locality: Peru, guano; (Index Nominum Algarum)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 November 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 April 2023

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