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Asterionella glacialis Castracane 1886

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

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Asterionella glacialis Castracane
Seabeck, Washington, USA; Hood Canal, Lugol's, 400x, DIC. 11 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Asterionella glacialis Castracane
Seabeck, Washington, USA; Hood Canal, 400x, DIC. 11 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Asterionella glacialis Castracane
Seabeck, Washington, USA; Hood Canal, 200x, DIC. 11 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Asterionellopsis glacialis (Castracane) Round Seabeck, Washington, USA; Hood Canal, 200x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Asterionella glacialis Castracane 1886: 50, pl. 14: fig. 1

Published in: Castracane, [C.A.] F. (1886). Report on the Diatomaceae collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. In: Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Botany - Vol. II. (Murray, J. Eds), pp. [1]-178.
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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 Asterionellopsis glacialis (Castracane) Round

Type information
Type locality: Antarctic Ocean (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), icy, frozen, or glacial; also meaning, growing in icy-cold regions.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. & Mann, D.G. (1990). The diatoms biology and morphology of the genera. pp. [i-ix], 1-747. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Cheng Zhaodi & Gao Yahui [Cheng, Z.D. & Gao, Y.H.] (2012). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [i-viii], i-xxvi, 1-137 plus 35 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Du Preez, D.R., Campbell, E.E. & Bate, G.C. (1989). First recorded bloom of the diatom Asterionella glacialis Castracane in the surf-zone of the Sundays River Beach. Botanica Marina 32: 503-504.

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