Nitzschia delicatissima Cleve 1897

Publication Details
Nitzschia delicatissima Cleve 1897: 24, pl. 2: fig. 32

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 Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (Cleve) Heiden.

Type Information
Syntype localities: Atlantic Ocean; Spitsbergen; Sweden; (Cleve 1897: 24) Neotype: S; (Lundholm et al 2006: 467) Notes: Neotype: Slide labeled "Nitzschia delicatissima, Helder 7/5-97" in P.T. Cleve's handwriting in the Swedish Museum of Natural History (S), section of Botany. ITS1, 5.8S and ITS2 of the nuclear-encoded rDNA of the epitype have been sequenced and deposited at GenBank with accession number AY257849. Epitype: Fixed material of the culture "Laeso 5" has been deposited at the Botanical Museum, University of Copenhagen as number A2380 (C).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), very delicate.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 01 December 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 December 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 July 2024

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