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Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner 1943

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


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Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner
Schematic reconstructions. 17 Feb 2013. © Dag Klaveness.

Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner
off the Canary Islands taken on RV Poseidon cruise P233b; Scanning EM with false colour. 20 Oct 2006. Dr Markus Geisen. © Markus Geisen .


Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler off the Canary Islands taken on RV Poseidon cruise P233b; Scanning EM with false colour
© Markus Geisen

Publication details
Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner 1943: 43

Published in: Kamptner, E. (1943). Zur Revision der Coccolithineen-Spezies Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohm . Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften 80: 43-49.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Coccolithus is Coccolithus oceanicus E.H.L.Schwarz.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Emiliania huxleyi (Lohmann) W.W.Hay & H.P.Mohler

Pontosphaera huxleyi Lohmann

Type information
Type locality: "Vor Syracus. Oktober bis Mai" [Off Syracuse, Ionian coast of Sicily, Italy; May to October] (Lohmann 1902: 130).

Named for Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British scientist.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Hay, W.W., Mohler, H.P., Roth, P.H., Schmidt, R.R. & Boudreaux, J.E. (1967). Calcareous nannoplankton zonation of the Cenozoic of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean-Antillean area, and transoceanic correlation. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 17: 428-480.

Key references
Kamptner, E. (1956). Das Kalkskelett von Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner und Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner (Coccolithineae). Arch. Protistenkd. 101: 99-202.

Created: 19 November 2002 by Andy Taylor

Verified by: 02 December 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. (1963). Reproduction in the marine coccolithophorid Coccolithus huxleyi in culture. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 33: 110-116.
Eppley, R.W., Rogers, J.N., McCarthy, J.J. & Sournia, A. (1971). Light/dark periodicity in nitrogen assimilation of the marine phytoplankters Skeletonema costatum and Coccolithus huxleyi in N-limited chemostat culture. Journal of Phycology 7: 150-154, 2 figs, 2 tables.
Jeffrey, S.W. & Allen, M.B. (1964). Pigments, growth and photosynthesis in cultures of two chrysomonads, Coccolithus huxleyi and a Hymenomonas sp.. Journal of General Microbiology 36: 277-288.
Kamptner, E. (1956). Das Kalkskelett von Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptner und Gephyrocapsa oceanica Kamptner (Coccolithineae). Arch. Protistenkd. 101: 99-202.
Klaveness, D. & Paasche, E. (1971). Two different Coccolithus huxleyi cell types incapable of coccolith formation. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 75: 382-385.
Klaveness, D. (1972). Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohm.) Kamptn. II. The flagellate cell, aberrant cell types, vegetative propagation and life cycles. British Phycological Journal 7: 309-318, 17 figs.
Klaveness, D. (1972). Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohmann) Kamptn. I. Morphological investigations on the vegetative cell and the process of coccolith formation. Protistologica 8: 335-346.
Lecal, J. (1966). Diversification des populations de Coccolithus huxleyi (Lohm.) Kamptner sous l'influence des facteurs écologiques. Protistologica 2: 57-70.
Paasche, E. & Klaveness, D. (1970). A physiological comparison of coccolith-forming and naked cells Coccolithus huxleyi. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 73: 143-152.
Paasche, E. (1963). Coccolith formation in Coccolithus huxleyi. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 279.

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