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Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve 1904

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Mediophyceae
Subclass Thalassiosirophycidae
Order Thalassiosirales
Family Thalassiosiraceae
Genus Thalassiosira


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Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve
Close-up __FOV : 50 µm __Sp. Diam. ; 57 µm ____Oamaru, New Zealand.. 28 Jun 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve
600x __Diam. 57 µm, Oamaru, New Zealand. 28 Jun 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Manitou Beach, Lugol s, 1000x, DIC. 12 Mar 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.


Hutchinsia variegata C.Agardh

Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve 600x __Diam. 57 µm, Oamaru, New Zealand
© Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com)

Publication details
Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve 1904: 216 (as 'excentrica' )

Published in: Cleve, P.T. (1904 '1903'). Plankton table for the North Sea. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mér 1903-1904: 216 only.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Thalassiosira is Thalassiosira nordenskioeldii Cleve.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg

Type information
Fossil im Kreidemergeln van Oman, lebend bei Cuxhaven in der Nordsee, bei Tjorn im Cattegat und bei Vera Cruz im Weltmeere (Index Nominum Algarum). Notes: Ehrenberg's original localities: fossil from Oran, Africa; recent from Cuxhaven, North Sea; recent from Tjorn, Kattegat; epiphytic from Veracruz, Mexico. Typification: see Fryxell & Hasle (1972/1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg 1840

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Coscinodiscus kryophilus Grunow 1884
Thalassiosira kryophila (Grunow) Jørgensen 1905
Thalassiosira excentrica Karsten 1905
Thalassiosira excentrica f. velata A.Cleve 1942
Thalassiosira excentrica var. fasciculata Chernov 1947
Thalassiosira excentrica f. major Jousé 1959

Nomenclatural notes
Cited as "eccentricus" by some authors and as "excentricus" by others; there is no reason to alter the original orthography of Ehrenberg, "eccentricus". - (8 Mar 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Distributional notes
Antarctic waters (Johansen & Fryxell 1985 citing Hendey 1937). - (17 Jun 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Emended diagnosis (Fryxell & Hasle 1972/1973).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Al-Handal, A.Y. & Al-Shaheen, M.A. (2019). Diatoms in the wetlands of Southern Iraq. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 67: [1]-252, incl. 62 pls (652 figs), 1 map.

Fryxell, G.A. & Hasle, G.R. (1972). Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenb.) Cleve T. symmetrica sp. nov., and some related centric diatoms. Journal of Phycology 8(4): 297-317, 46 figs, 3 tables.

Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

Harris, A.S.D., Medlin, L.K., Lewis, J. & Jones, K.J. (1995). Thalassiosira species (Bacillariophyceae) from a Scottish sea-loch. European Journal of Phycology 30(2): 117-131, 36 figs, 2 tables.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

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.

Hoppenrath, M., Beszteri, B., Drebes, G., Halliger, H., Van Beusekom, J.E.E., Janisch, S., & Wiltshire, K.H. (2007). Thalassiosira species (Bacillariophyceae, Thalassiosirales) in the North Sea at Helgoland (Germand Bight) and Sylt (North Frisian Wadden Sea) - a first approach to assessing diversity.. European Journal of Phycology 42: 271-288.

Hoppenrath, M., Elbrächter, M. & Drebes, G. (2009). Marine phytoplankton Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. pp. [1]-264, figs 1-87. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Jameson, I. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2010). Planktonic diatoms. In: Algae of Australia. Phytoplankton of temperate waters. (Hallegraeff, G.M., Bolch, C.J.S., Hill, D.R.A., Jameson, I, LeRoi, J.-M., McMinn, A., Murray, S., de Salas, M.F. & Saunders, K. Eds), pp. 16-82. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS; CSIRO Publishing.

John, J. (2016). Diatoms from Stradbroke and Fraser Islands, Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 1. pp. [1]-377, 258 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Kaczmarska, I., Beaton, M., Benoit, A.C. & Medlin, L.K. (2006). Molecular phylogeny of selected members of the order Thalassiosirales (Bacillariophyta) and evolution of the fultoportula. Journal of Phycology 42: 121-138.

Kobayashi, H., Idei, M., Mayama, S., Nagumo, T. & Osada, K. (2006). Kobayashi hiromu keiso zukan. H.Kobayasi's atlas of Japanese diatoms based on electron microscopy. dai 1kan. pp. [1]-531, 180 pls. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Lee, J.H. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 3, Number 6. Chrysophyta: Bacillariophyceae: Centrales: Thalassiosiraceae, Rhizosoleniaceae. Marine diatoms II. pp. [1-6], 1-110, figs 1-70. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Li, Y., Zhao, Q. & Lü, S. (2013). The genus Thalassiosira off the Guangdong coast, South China Sea. Botanica Marina 56(1): 83-110.

Makarova, I.V. (1978). Novye dannye k izucheniyu vidov roda Thalassosira Cl. (Bacillariophyta) iz Atlanticheskogo Okeana. [New data on the study of the genus Thalassiosira Cl. (Bacillariophyta) from the Atlantic Ocean]. Botanicheskii Zhurnal 63(2): 222-225, 4 plates. [in Russian]

Mandal, M., Zelazna-Wieczorek, J. & Sarkar, N.S. (2020). New diatom taxa for the Indian Sundarbans found in short sediment cores. Diatom Research 35(1): [1-18] 17-35.

Mandal, M., Zelazna-Wieczorek, J. & Sarkar, N.S. (2020). New diatom taxa for the Indian Sundarbans found in short sediment cores. Diatom Research 35(1): [1-18] 17-35.

Park, J.S., Jung, S.W., Lee, S.D., Yun, S.M. & Lee, J.H. (2016). Species diversity of the genus Thalassiosira (Thalassiosirales, Bacillariophyta) in South Korea and its biogeographical distribution in the world. Phycologia 55(4): 403-423, 46 figs.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

Witon, E. & Witkowski, A. (2006). Holocene diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from Faeroe Islands Fjords, Northern Atlantic Ocean. II. Distribution and taxonomy of marine taxa with special reference to benthic forms. Diatom Research 21(1): 175-215.

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Fryxell, G.A. & Hasle, G.R. (1972). Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenb.) Cleve T. symmetrica sp. nov., and some related centric diatoms. Journal of Phycology 8(4): 297-317, 46 figs, 3 tables.
Schulz, D. (1984). Das Schicksa; von Silicalemma und Plasmalemma während der Zellwandbildung bei Coscinodiscus granii Gough und Thalassiosira eccentrica. Ber. Deutch. Bot. Ges. 97: 411-419.

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