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Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich) J.Schiller 1930

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Hacrobia
Phylum Haptophyta
Class Coccolithophyceae
Subclass Prymnesiophycidae
Order Coccolithales
Family Coccolithaceae
Genus Coccolithus


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Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich) J.Schiller
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Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich) J.Schiller
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich) J.Schiller 1930: 246, fig. 123, a, c, d

Published in: Schiller, J. (1930). Coccolithineae. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Bd 2. Aufl. X. Band, 2. Abt.. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds), pp. 89-267. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft .
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Coccolithus is Coccolithus oceanicus E.H.L.Schwarz.

Coccosphaera pelagica Wallich

Type information
free-floating, Indian Ocean and North Atlantic; and (dead) in North Atlantic muds (Index Nominum Algarum).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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

Hovde, B.T., Deodato, C.R., Andersen, R.A., Starkenburg, S.R., Barlow, S.B. & Cattolico, R.A. (2019). Chrysochromulina: genomic assessment and taxonomic diagnosis of the type species for an oleaginous algal clade. Algal Research 37: 307-319, 7 figs.

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

Kapustin, D.O. & Gerasimiuk, V.P. (2015 '2014'). Haptophyta. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 483-489. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Nakayama, T., Yoshida, M., Noël, M.-H., Kawachi, M. & Inouye, I. (2005). Ultrastructure and phylogenetic position of Chrysoculter rhomhoideus gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae), a new flagellate haptophyte from Japanese coastal waters. Phycologia 44: 369-383.

Trantaphyllou, M.V., Dimiza, M.D. & Dermitzakis, M. (). Syracosphaera halldalii - Calyptolithina divergens var. tuberosa life-cycle association and relevant taxonomic remarks. Micropaleontology 50: .

Created: 29 August 2002 by Olivia Fitzgerald

Verified by: 16 April 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Braarud, T. (1979). The temperature range of the non-motile stage of Coccolithus pelagicus in the North Atlantic region. British Phycological Journal 14: 349-352, 2 tables.
Klaveness, D. (1973). The microanatomy of Calyptrosphaera sphaeroidea, with some supplementary observations onthe motile stage of Coccolithus pelagicus. Norwegian Journal of Botany 20: 151-162, 21 figs.
Parke, M. & Adams, I. (1960). The motile (Crystallolithus hyalinus Gaardner & Markali) and non-motile phases in the life history of Coccolithus pelagicus (Wallich) Schiller. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 39: 263-274.
Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. 1976 (1976). The motile (Crystallolithus hyalinus Gaarder and Markali) and non-motile phases in the life history of Schiller. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 39: 263-274.
Rowson, J.D. & Leadbeater, B.S.C. (1986). Calcium carbonate deposition in the motile (Crystallolithus) phase of Coccolithus pelagicus (Prymnesiophyceae). British Phycological Journal 21: 359-370, 25 figs, 1 table.
Rowson, J.D., Leadbeater, B.S.C. & Green, J.C. (1984). Calcium carbonate deposition at various stages in the life cycle of Coccolithus pelagicus. British Phycological Journal 19: 199-200.
Rowson, J.D., Leadbeater, B.S.C. & Green, J.C. (1986). Calcium carbonate deposition in the motile (Crystallolithus) phase of Coccolithus pelagicus. British Phycological Journal 21: 359-370.
Taylor, A.R., Russell, M.A., Harper, G.M., Collins, T.T. & Brownlee, C. (2007). Dynamics of formation and secretion of heterococcoliths by Coccolithus pelagicus ssp. braarudii. European Journal of Phycology 42(2): 125-136, 23 Figs.
Uchio, T. (1974). Tertiary nannoplankton stratigraphy of Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, and a proposal of the Braarudosphaera bigelowii - Coccolithus pelagicus zone for the Pliocene of Japanese oil fields of Japan seaside. Japan. Geol. Surv. 201: 235-54.
Wainwright, I.M., Kwon, D.-K. & Gonzalez, E. (1992). Isolation and characterization of Golgi from Coccolithus pelagicus (Prymnesiophyceae). Journal of Phycology 28: 643-648, 5 figs.

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