Navicula membranacea Cleve 1897

Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva

Current name: Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva
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Publication Details
Navicula membranacea Cleve 1897: 24, pl. 2: figs 25-28

Published in: Cleve, P.T. (1897). A treatise on the phytoplankton of the Atlantic and its tributaries and on the periodical change of the plankton of Skagerak. pp. 1-28. Upsala: Upsala Nya Tidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Navicula is Navicula tripunctata (O.F.Müller) Bory.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva.

Type Information
Type locality: England: off Plymouth: W of Scotland; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 02 September 2019

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 September 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 26 February 2024

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