Melosira costata 1866
Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve Spring conditions showing ladder-like structure caused by cells joining at the tips of a ring of processes from the valve.
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)
Melosira costata Greville 1866: 77, pl. VIII, figs 3-6
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1866). Descriptions of new and rare diatoms. Series XIX. Transactions of the Microscopical Society, New Series 14: 77-86.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve
Type locality: Hong Kong Bay (Zingone & al. 2005: 143). Holotype: Fig. 4, B, D, F and G (epitype) NHM (Greville collection) Slide BM 4501 (Zingone & al. 2005: 143). Notes: Lectotype: MF coordinates 26/31 in slide BM 4501. NHM =BM.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ribbed, having one or more primary veins or ridges (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Cleve, P.T. (1873). Examination of diatoms found on the surface of the Sea of Java. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 1(11): 1-13, 3 pls.
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, no figs.
Zingone, A., Percopo, I., Sims, P.A. & Sarno, D. (2005). Diversity in the genus Skeletonema (Bacillariophyceae): I. A reexamination of they type material of S. costatum with the description of S. grevillei sp. nov.. Journal of Phycology 41: 140-150.
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