Cymbella mexicana (Ehrenberg) Cleve 1894

Cymbella mexicana (Ehrenberg) Cleve

Cymbella mexicana (Ehrenberg) CleveSeattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 1000x, DIC - 23 January 2010. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Cymbella mexicana (Ehrenberg) Cleve 1894: 177

Published in: Cleve, P.T. (1894). Synopsis of the naviculoid diatoms. Part I. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar Series 4 26(2): 1-194, 5 pls.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cymbella is Cymbella cymbiformis C.Agardh.

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

Cocconema mexicanum Ehrenberg

Type Information
Type locality: "Mexico"; (Jahn & Kusber 2004: 581) Notes: Lectotype (designated by Jahn & Kusber 2004): Specimen on preparation No. 200701-a red in BHUPM (Jahn & Kusber 2004: fig. 11-12).who commented "The selected specimen fits the original drawing on drawing sheet No. 312 in BHUPM (Fig. 10). Krammer (2002) cited later published illustrations (Ehrenberg 1854) as “iconotypes”; this is not a formal typification (Greuter & al. 2000a: Art. 7.11 & 9.21; Greuter & al. 2000b: 75-76) but can be misunderstood as such."

Described as a fossil.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Mexico (Stearn 1992).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 November 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 November 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 August 2022

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