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Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Coscinodiscophycidae
Order Coscinodiscales
Family Heliopeltaceae
Genus Actinoptychus

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Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
(16 sectors)__400x _Diam. 111 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand. 13 Sep 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
(16 sectors)__400x _Diam. 111 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand. 13 Sep 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
(12 sectors)__400x _Diam. 65 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand. 13 Sep 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
(12 sectors)__400x _Diam. 65 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand. 13 Sep 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
(14 sectors)__400x _Diam. 92 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand. 13 Sep 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs
(14 sectors)__400x _Diam. 92 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand. 13 Sep 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

 

Rhodochorton minutum (Suhr) Reinke

Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt (14 sectors)__400x _Diam. 92 µm __Oamaru, New Zealand
© Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com)

Publication details
Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861: 840

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. i-xii, 1- 968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Actinoptychus is Actinoptychus senarius (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg.

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

Basionym
Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), splendid, shining, gleaming, brilliant (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Actinophaenia splendens Shadbolt 1854

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

Hendey, N.I. (1974). A revised check-list of the British marine diatoms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 277-300.

Hoppenrath, M., Elbrächter, M. & Drebes, G. (2009). Marine phytoplankton Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. pp. [1]-264, figs 1-87. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

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