Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva 1996

Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva

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

Publication Details
Meuniera membranacea (Cleve) P.C.Silva 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; (INA 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 October 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 October 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 July 2024

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