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Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg 1840

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Coscinodiscophycidae
Order Coscinodiscales
Family Coscinodiscaceae
Genus Coscinodiscus


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Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg
Close-up __FOV : 50 µm __Sp. Diam. ; 57 µm ____Oamaru, New Zealand.. 28 Jun 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg
600x __Diam. 57 µm, Oamaru, New Zealand. 28 Jun 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Manitou Beach, Lugol s, 1000x, DIC. 12 Mar 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.


Stypopodium lobatum (C.Agardh) Kützing

Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Manitou Beach, Lugol s, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun

Publication details
Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg 1840: 146

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1840). Über noch zahlreich jetzt lebende Thierarten der Kreidebildung und den Organismus der Polythalamien Preprint of Abhandlung der Könglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin aus dem Jahre 1839 [1841] with different pagination. pp. 1-94, 4 pls. Berlin.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Coscinodiscus is Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve

Type information
Fossil im Kreidemergeln van Oman, lebend bei Cuxhaven in der Nordsee, bei Tjorn im Cattegat und bei Vera Cruz im Weltmeere (Index Nominum Algarum). Notes: Ehrenberg's original localities: fossil from Oran, Africa; recent from Cuxhaven, North Sea; recent from Tjorn, Kattegat; epiphytic from Veracruz, Mexico. Typification: see Fryxell & Hasle (1972/1973).

Described as a fossil.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Cited as "eccentricus" by some authors and as "excentricus" by others; there is no reason to alter the original orthography of "eccentricus". - (6 Jul 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Cleve, P.T. (1904 '1903'). Plankton table for the North Sea. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mér 1903-1904: 216 only.

Key references
Fryxell, G.A. & Hasle, G.R. (1972). Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenb.) Cleve T. symmetrica sp. nov., and some related centric diatoms. Journal of Phycology 8(4): 297-317, 46 figs, 3 tables.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

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.

Novais, M.H., Blanco, S., Morais, M., Hoffmann, L. & Ector, L. (2015). Catalogue of continental diatoms from Portugal, including the Archipelagos of Azores and Madeira: updated nomenclature, distribution and bibliography. In: Diatom Monographs (Witkowski, A., ed.). Vol. 17A. pp. 1-876. Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

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