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Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva 1996

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Naviculales
Suborder Naviculineae
Family Plagiotropidaceae
Genus Meuniera


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Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva
Prominent central nucleus visible in this bright field shot.. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).

Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva
The chloroplasts of this species form characteristic ribbon-like structures, which make it readily identifiable.. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).


Plumariella yoshikawae Okamura

Stauroneis membranacea (Cleve) Hustedt The chloroplasts of this species form characteristic ribbon-like structures, which make it readily identifiable.
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva in Hasle & Syvertsen 1996: 273, 339

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

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

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

Navicula membranacea Cleve

Type information
Type locality: England: off Plymouth: W of Scotland (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Navicula membranacea Cleve 1897
Stauropsis membranacea (Cleve) Meunier 1910
Stauroneis membranacea (Cleve) Hustedt 1959

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Nézan, E., Bilien, G., Boulben, S., Mertens, K.N. & Chomérat, N. (2018). Description and phylogenetic position of Plagiolemma distortum sp. nov., a new raphid diatom (Bacillariophyceae) from French coastal waters. Diatom Research 33(1): 13-24, 33 figs, 1 table.

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