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Fragilariopsis rhombica (O'Meara) Hustedt 1952

Publication details
Fragilariopsis rhombica (O'Meara) Hustedt 1952: 296, figs 6, 7

Published in: Hustedt, F. (1952). Diatomeen aus der Lebensgemeinschaft der Buckelwals (Megaptera nodosa Bonn.). Archiv für Hydrobiologie 46(2): 286-298.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Fragilariopsis is Fragilariopsis antarctica (Castracane) Hustedt.

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

Basionym
Diatoma rhombica O'Meara

Type information
Type locality: Marion Island (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: H.N. Moseley; small pond-streams. (Index Nominum Algarum

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Diatoma rhombica O'Meara 1876
Neodiatoma rhombica (O'Meara) Kuntze 1891
Odontidium rhombicum (O'Meara) Kuntze 1898
Fragilaria rhombica (O'Meara) Heiden & Kolbe 1928

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia antarctica Okuno 1954
Nitzschia angulata Hasle 1972

Habitat notes
Often found in plankton. Rare on Desmarestia antarctica and Geminocarpus geminatus (Al-Handal & Wulff 2008). - (6 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

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