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Ophiaster hydroideus (Lohmann) Lohmann 1913

Publication details
Ophiaster hydroideus (Lohmann) Lohmann 1913: 151, fig. 9

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ophiaster is Ophiaster formosus Gran.

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

Meringosphaera hydroidea Lohmann

Type information
Type locality: Coast near Syracuse, Italy (Index Nominum Algarum).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Meringosphaera hydroidea Lohmann 1902

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ophiaster hydroideus (Lohmann) Lohmann)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Afonso-Carrillo 2014).

Europe: Adriatic Sea (Vilicic, Marasovic & Miokovic 2002), Britain (Parke & Dixon 1976), Croatia (Vilicic et al. 2009), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Rhodes & al. 2012).

World: World (Jordan & Green 1994).

Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

Key references
Heimdal, B.R. (1996). Modern coccolithophorids. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 731-834. San Diego: Academic Press.

Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.

Created: 29 August 2002 by Olivia Fitzgerald

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2021.

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