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Thalassiosira aestivalis Gran 1931

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Mediophyceae
Subclass Thalassiosirophycidae
Order Thalassiosirales
Family Thalassiosiraceae
Genus Thalassiosira


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Thalassiosira aestivalis Gran
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Point White, 400x, DIC. 13 Mar 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Thalassiosira aestivalis Gran
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Point White, Lugol's, 400x, DIC. 01 Mar 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).


Enteromorpha prolifera f. capillaris (Kützing) V.J.Chapman

Thalassiosira aestivalis Gran Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Point White, 400x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Thalassiosira aestivalis Gran in Gran & Angst 1931: 436, fig. 10

Published in: Gran, H.H. & Angst, E.C. (1931 '1930'). Plankton diatoms of Puget Sound. Publications of the Puget Sound Biological Station 7: 417-517.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Thalassiosira is Thalassiosira nordenskioeldii Cleve.

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

Type information
Type locality: Puget Sound: Friday Harbor (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), summer-flowering.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Thalassiosira concaviuscula Makarova 1978

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Thalassiosira aestivalis Gran)
Europe: Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014, Zotov 2018), Germany (Hoppenrath & al. 2007), Helgoland (Kraberg & al. 2019), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999).

North America: British Columbia (Park 2019), Canada (Mather & al. 2010), Gulf of California (Moreno, Licea & Santoyo 1996), Mexico (Pacific) (Torres-Ariño & al. 2019), Washington (Gran & Angst 1931 , Park 2019).

South America: Chile (Park & al. 2016 ).

Africa: West Africa (Park 2019).

Asia: Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995, Lee 2012, Park & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (McCarthy 2013).

(as Thalassiosira concaviuscula Makarova)
Europe: Britain (Harris & al. 1995), Germany (Hoppenrath & al. 2007), Helgoland (Kraberg & al. 2019).

Middle East: Kuwait (Al-Kandari & Suburova 2019).

Asia: Korea (Lee 2012, Park & al. 2016).

Key references
Hoppenrath, M., Beszteri, B., Drebes, G., Halliger, H., Van Beusekom, J.E.E., Janisch, S., & Wiltshire, K.H. (2007). Thalassiosira species (Bacillariophyceae, Thalassiosirales) in the North Sea at Helgoland (Germand Bight) and Sylt (North Frisian Wadden Sea) - a first approach to assessing diversity.. European Journal of Phycology 42: 271-288.

Hoppenrath, M., Elbrächter, M. & Drebes, G. (2009). Marine phytoplankton Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. pp. [1]-264, figs 1-87. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Kaczmarska, I., Beaton, M., Benoit, A.C. & Medlin, L.K. (2006). Molecular phylogeny of selected members of the order Thalassiosirales (Bacillariophyta) and evolution of the fultoportula. Journal of Phycology 42: 121-138.

Lee, J.H. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 3, Number 6. Chrysophyta: Bacillariophyceae: Centrales: Thalassiosiraceae, Rhizosoleniaceae. Marine diatoms II. pp. [1-6], 1-110, figs 1-70. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Park, J.S. (2019). The taxonomic status of Thalassiosira concaviuscula I.V.Makarova and Thalassiosira ordinaria I.V.Makarova (Thalassiosiraceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum 90: 1-3, 4 figs.

Park, J.S., Jung, S.W., Lee, S.D., Yun, S.M. & Lee, J.H. (2016). Species diversity of the genus Thalassiosira (Thalassiosirales, Bacillariophyta) in South Korea and its biogeographical distribution in the world. Phycologia 55(4): 403-423, 46 figs.

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