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Coscinodiscus polyacanthus var. balticus Grunow 1880

Publication details
Coscinodiscus polyacanthus var. balticus Grunow in Cleve & Grunow 1880: 112

Published in: Cleve, P. T. & Grunow, A. (1880). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der arctischen Diatomeen. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 17(2): 1-121, 7 pls.
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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 baltica (Grunow) Ostenfeld

Type information
Type locality: Baltic Sea (Waxholm, Herösand, Rathan) (Hasle 1978: 266).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
According to INA, Grunow's segregation of the type material of C. polyacanthus as var. baltica is illegitimate. Hence, the correct name for the Baltic species would be Thalassiosira polyacantha (Grunow) comb. nov. For the Arctic Ocean material two names are available: Coscinodiscus polyacanthus var. davisiana Grunow 1884 and C. p. var. intermedia Grunow1884 = C. joergesenii Ostenstenfeld 1910. - (5 Jul 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Coscinodiscus polyacanthus var. balticus Grunow)
Europe: Britain (Hartley 1986).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Source of current name
Ostenfeld, C.H. (1901). Iagttagelser over Plankton-Diatomeer. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne 39: 287-302.

Key references
Hasle, G.R. (1978). Some freshwater and brackish water species of the diatom genus Thalassiosira Cleve. Phycologia 17(3): 263-292, 71 figs, 2 tables.

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