Spatangidium heptactis Brébisson 1857

Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs

Current name: Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs
Poulsbo, Washington, USA; Liberty Bay Marina, 1000x, DIC - 06 July 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Spatangidium heptactis Brébisson 1857: 296, pl. III [3]: fig. 2

Published in: Brébisson, A. de (1857). Description de quelques nouvelles diatomées observées dans le guano de Pérou, et formant genre Spatangidium. Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie 3: 292-358.

Type Species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Asteromphalus heptactis (Brébisson) Ralfs.

Type Information
Type locality: Peru, guano; (Index Nominum Algarum)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 25 November 2021

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 March 2023

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