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Actinocyclus actinochilus (Ehrenberg) Simonsen 1982

Publication details
Actinocyclus actinochilus (Ehrenberg) Simonsen 1982: 105, figs 1-9

Published in: Simonsen, R. (1982). Note on the diatom genus Charcotia M. Peragallo. Bacillaria 5: 101-116.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Actinocyclus is Actinocyclus octonarius Ehrenberg.

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

Coscinodiscus actinochilus Ehrenberg

Type information
Hooker's South Pole journey: Pancake Ice from barrier, 78-10S, 162W

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Coscinodiscus actinochilus Ehrenberg 1844
Craspedodiscus actinochilus (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg 1873
Charcotia actinochila (Ehrenberg) Hustedt 1958

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Coscinodiscus polygonus Castracane 1886
Actinocyclus janus Karsten 1905
Actinocyclus polygonus (Castracane) Van Heurck 1909
Actinocyclus polysculptus A.Mann 1937
Actinocyclus spiritus T.P.Watkins 1986

Habitat notes
Rare on Delesseria lancifolia and Pantoneura plocamioides (Al-Handal & Wulff 2008). - (6 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Al-Handal, A.Y. & Wulff, A. (2008). Marine epiphytic diatoms from the shallow sublittoral zone in Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctica. Botanica Marina 51: 411-435.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Villareal, T.A. & Fryxell, G.A. (1983). The genus Actinocyclus (Bacillariophyceae): frustule morphology of A. sagittulus sp. nov. and two related species. Journal of Phycology 19: 452-466, 32 figs, 3 tables.

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