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Polyasterias problematica (Cleve) Meunier 1910

Publication details
Polyasterias problematica (Cleve) Meunier 1910: 87

Published in: Meunier, A. (1910). Microplancton des Mers de Barents et de Kara. Duc d'Orleans Campagne Arctique de 1907. pp. 1-355, pls I-XXXVII [Atlas]. Bruxelles: Imprimerie Scientifique Charles Bulens, Éditeur.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Polyasterias.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hexasterias problematica Cleve

Hexasterias problematica Cleve

Type information
Type locality: North Sea near Den Helder, Holland; Iceland; the Färöes (Index Nominum Algarum).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
Plankton: Baltic Sea, Iceland and Faeroes, Atlantic Ocean, Barents and Kara seas, North Sea, Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Riga, Hudson Bay and Strait, Atlantic Ocean, Baie des Chaleurs, Atlantic Ocean, estuary of Morlaix and Penze River, Saint Margaret's Bay, Atlantic Ocean, St. Lawrence Estuary, Prudhoe Bay, BeaufortSea, Trondheimsfjorden, Norwegian Sea, Point Barrow-Demarcation Point area, Beaufort Sea, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Atlantic provinces of Canada, Gulf of Gdansk, Bay of Fundy; Sediment: Baffin Bay, Atlantic ocean,Laptev Sea, Saguenay Fjord, Santa Barbara Basin, Pacific Ocean, Caspian and Aral seas, Strait of Georgia, Pacific Ocean, North and Celtic seas, Gulf of Manfredonia, Adriatic Sea, Black Sea, Saanich Inlet, Pacific Ocean, Trondheimsfjorden, Norwegian Sea, Hudson Bay, Chesapeake Bay (Kubiszyn & Svense, 2018: table 1, citing various authors). - (25 Oct 2018) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Gurdebeke, p.R., Mertens, K.N., Takano, Y., Yamaguchi, A., Bogus, K., Dunthorn, M., Matsuoka, Vrielinck, H. & Louwye (2018). The affiliation of Hexasterias problematica and Halodinium verrucatum sp. nov. to ciliate cysts based on molecular phylogeny and cyst wall composition. European Journal of Protistology 66: 115-135, 10 figs, 5 tables.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Brunel, J. (1962). Le phytoplancton de la Baie des Chaleurs. Contributions du Ministère de la Chasse et des Pêcheries No. 91: p1-365.

Kubiszyn, A.M. & Svensen, C. (2018). First record of a rare species, Polyasterias problematica (Prasinophyceae), in Balsfjord, northern Norway. Botanica Marina 61(4): 421-428.

Created: 22 November 2002 by Andy Taylor

Verified by: 21 November 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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Kubiszyn, A.M. & Svensen, C. (2018). First record of a rare species, Polyasterias problematica (Prasinophyceae), in Balsfjord, northern Norway. Botanica Marina 61(4): 421-428.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 May 2021.

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