Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839

Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt

Current name: Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt
400x _Diam. 118 ┬Ám - 15 August 2011. Robert Lavigne (

Publication Details
Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839: 159, pl. 3, fig. 6

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Tripodiscus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt.

Type Information
Type locality: lebend bei Cuxhavem im Nordseewasser; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latinised), Latinised form of the Greek, argos, white; the hundred-eyed keeper of Io, killed by Mercury at the command of Jupiter (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

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

Last updated: 08 August 2016

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 August 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 10 December 2023

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