Melosira costata Greville 1866
Skeletonema costatum (Greville) CleveKingston, Washington, USA; Ferry terminal outside the breakwater, 1000x, DIC - 11 February 2009. Karl Bruun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Melosira costata Greville 1866: 77, pl. VIII : figs 3-6
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve.
Syntype localities: "Hab. North Sea, off the coast of Yorlcshire, in the stomachs of Ascidians; George Norman,. Esq. Hongkong; J. Linton Palmer, Esq."; (Greville 1866: 78) Lectotype [Hong Kong]: BM; Slide 4501 (Greville Collection) (Zingone & al. 2005: 143) Notes: Lectotype: MF coordinates 26/31 in slide BM 4501.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), ribbed, having one or more primary veins or ridges (Stearn 1973).
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 12 July 2022
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 July 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2022