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Asterionella frauenfeldii Grunow 1863

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Fragilariophycidae
Order Rhabdonematales
Family Tabellariaceae
Genus Asterionella

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Asterionella frauenfeldii Grunow
The cells are very long and can appear quite delicate. Like Thalassionema nitzschiodes the colonies can be either star-shaped, zig-zag or a mixture of the two as shown here. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

 

Publication details
Asterionella frauenfeldii Grunow 1863: 140

Published in: Grunow, A. (1863). Über einige neue und ungenugend bekkante Arten und Gattungen von Diatomaceen. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 13: 137-162, pls 13-14.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asterionella is Asterionella formosa Hassall.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Thalassionema frauenfeldii (Grunow) Tempère & Peragallo

Type information
Type locality: Nicobar Islands (Index Nominum Algarum).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Hallegraeff, G.M. (1986). Taxonomy and morphology of the marine plankton diatoms Thalassionema and Thalassiothrix. Diatom Research 1(1): 57-80.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 July 2021.

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