Melosira costata Greville 1866

Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve

Skeletonema costatum (Greville) CleveKingston, Washington, USA; Ferry terminal outside the breakwater, 1000x, DIC - 11 February 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Melosira costata Greville 1866: 77, pl. VIII [8]: figs 3-6

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1866). Descriptions of new and rare diatoms. Series XX [actually XIX]. Transactions of the Microscopical Society, New Series 14: 77-86, pls VIII, IX.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve.

Type Information
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).

General Environment
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.; searched on 09 December 2022

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