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Melosira clavigera Grunow 1882

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira


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Melosira clavigera Grunow
400x _Diam. 127 µm. 04 Aug 2013. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Melosira clavigera Grunow
400x _Diam. 127 µm. 04 Aug 2013. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).

Melosira clavigera Grunow
400x _Diam. 127 µm. 04 Aug 2013. Robert Lavigne. © Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com).


Aphanothece stagnina (Sprengel) A.Braun

Melosira clavigera Grunow 400x _Diam. 127 µm
© Robert Lavigne (MicroscopyView.com)

Publication details
Melosira clavigera Grunow in Van Heurck 1882: pl. 91, figs 1-2

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ellerbeckia clavigera (Grunow) Crawford & Sims

Type information
Type locality: USA: California: Monterey and San Francisco (Index Nominum Algarum). Lectotype (fide Crawford & Sims, 2006: fig. 62): W 1910c in Grunow collection (Index Nominum Algarum

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), One who carries a club; a club bearer..

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
No descr. (INA). - (5 Dec 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melosira clavigera Grunow )
Europe: France (Van Eetvelde & Cornet 2002).

Asia: Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995).

Source of current name
Crawford, R.[M.] & Sims, P.A. (2006). The diatoms Radialiplicata sol (Ehrenberg) Glezer and R. clavigera (Grunow) Glezer and their transfer to Ellerbeckia Crawford, thus a genus with freshwater and marine representatives. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 130: 137-162.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 05 December 2017 by G.M. Guiry

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G.M. 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 19 October 2021.

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