Epithemia musculus Kützing 1844

Rhopalodia musculus (Kützing) O.Müller

Current name: Rhopalodia musculus (Kützing) O.Müller
400x _Lenght: 65, 45 µm - 11 September 2011. Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com)

Publication Details
Epithemia musculus Kützing 1844: 33, pl. 30: fig. 6

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.

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Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Epithemia is Epithemia turgida (Ehrenberg) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhopalodia musculus (Kützing) O.Müller.

Type Information
Type locality: im Brackwasser des baltischen Meeres bei Flensburg, an Lyngbya; (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: ["Isotypus": Ostsee, Flensburg, Kützing Materialen 22, Coll. Van Heurck Antwerpen IX-63-C16 fide Lange-Bertalot & Krammer, Biblioth. Diat. 15: 81. 1987] (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), small mouse; (anatomy) muscle.

General Environment
This is a brackish species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 August 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 August 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2023

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