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Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg 1839

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Coscinodiscophycidae
Order Coscinodiscales
Family Aulacodiscaceae
Genus Tripodiscus


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Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg
400x _Diam. 118 µm. 15 Aug 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg
400x _Diam. 118 µm. 15 Aug 2011. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).


Dermatolithon adplicitum (Foslie) Foslie

Aulacodiscus argus (Ehrenberg) A.W.F.Schmidt 400x _Diam. 118 µm
© Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com)

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).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
1840 (INA). - (8 Aug 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Tripodiscus argus Ehrenberg)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

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

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 08 August 2016 by G.M. Guiry

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Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2021.

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