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Nitzschia acicularis (Kützing) W.Smith 1853

Publication details
Nitzschia acicularis (Kützing) W.Smith 1853: 43, pl. 15: fig. 122

Published in: Smith, W. (1853). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, function and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. 1. pp. [i]-xxxiii, 1-89, pls I-XXXI. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

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

Basionym
Synedra acicularis Kützing

Type information
[39801]Type locality: In ganz Europa unter Oscillarien und andern Diatomeen einzeln zerstreut (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Synedra acicularis Kützing 1844
Nitzschiella acicularis (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1864
Homoeocladia acicularis (Kützing) Kuntze 1898

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia acicularis var. typica A.Cleve 1952

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Synedra acicularis Kützing)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

(as Nitzschia acicularis (Kützing) W.Smith)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Laing et al. 1999), Ellesmere Island (Michelutti et al. 2013).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Gonçalves, Marques & Fonseca 2010), Iceland (Foged 1974).

Europe: Albania (Somogyi et al. 2013), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014, Zotov 2018), Britain (Hendey 1954, Hendey 1974, Hartley 1986, Sims 1996, Whitton & al. 2003), Czech Republic (Hasler, Handák & Handákova 2007, Lysáková, Kitner & Poulícková 2007, Veselá & Johansen 2009), France (Germain 1981, Méléder et al. 2007 , Bertrand et al. 2015, Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova & al. 2011, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2014), Germany (Reichardt 1984, Ettl & Gärtner 1995, Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Rumrich, Lange-Bertalot & Rumrich 2000, Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016, Hofmann & al. 2018), Ireland (Adams 1908, Foged 1977, Ní Chatháin & Harrington 2008, Wolnik & Carter 2014), Italy (Torrisi & Dell'Uomo), Luxembourg (Rimet et al. 2011), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), North Macedonia (Levkov & Williams 2012), Poland (Zelazna-Wieczorek 2011, Bąk et al. 2012, Plinski & Witkowski 2020), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Romania (Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Stenina & Patova 2007, Stenina 2007, Patova & Novakovskaya 2018, Komulaynen 2018), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018, Karlason & al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016, Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Margalef 1946a, Álvarez Cobelas & Estévez García 1982, Rojo & Oltra 1986, Aboal 1989, Aboal 1989, Aboal, Puig & Soler 1996, Aboal, Prefasi & Asencio 1996, Aboal, Marín & Zafra 2003, Pérez, Maidana & Comas 2009), Sweden (Skuja 1948, Skuja 1956), Ukraine (Bukhtiyarova 1999, Berezovskaya 2019, Kryvosheia & Kapustin 2019).

North America: Alaska (Foged 1981), Arkansas (Smith 2010), California (Bahls 2006), Idaho (Bahls 2006), Laurentian Great Lakes (Stoermer, Kreis & Andresen 1999), Mexico (Novelo 2012, Mora & al. 2017), Mexico (Atlantic) (Licea, Moreno-Ruiz & Luna 2016), Mexico (Pacific) (Torres-Ariño & al. 2019), Montana (Bahls 2006, Bahls 2006), Nebraska (Bahls 2006), North Dakota (Bahls 2006), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), NW USA (Bahls 2009), Oregon (Bahls 2006), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), South Dakota (Bahls 2006), Tennessee (Johansen & al. 2007), Texas (Eberle 1982), United States of America (Potapova & Charles 2003, Kociolek 2005, Eberle 2008), Washington (Bahls 2006), Wyoming (Bahls 2006).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas-González & al. 2017).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985, Rodriguez et al. 2006), Brazil (Eskinazi-Leça & al. 2010, Dunck & al. 2018), Colombia (Montoya-Moreno et al. 2013), Uruguay (Rosset & al. 2020).

Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo (Stoyneva-Gärtner & Descy 2020), Gambia (Foged 1986), Ghana (Foged 1966, Smith, Smith & Nii Yemoh Annang 2015), Sudan (Reinhold 1937).

Middle East: Egypt (Khairy & al. 2017), Iran (Afsharzadeh & al. 2003, Afsharzadeh & al. 2003, Nejadsattari 2005), Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013, Maulood & al. 2013, Al-Saboonchi, A.A. & Al-Shawi, I.J.M., Al-Saedy & al. 2020), Israel (Barinova, Tavassi & Nevo 2006, Barinova & Tavassi 2009, Barinova, Tavassi & Glassman 2009, Barinova, Yeuda & Nevo 2010, Barinova & al. 2004), Turkey (Aysel 2005, Ersanli & Gönülol 2006, Soylu & Gonulol 2006, Varol & Sen 2014, Akgül, Akgül & Aysel 2019, Solak & al. 2019, Akgül, Akgül & Aysel 2019, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019, Kalei & Akçaalan 2020).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed & al. 2009), India (Gupta & Das 2020).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Skuja 1949), Singapore (Pham & al. 2011), Thailand (Foged 1972).

Asia: Caspian Sea (Bagheri & Fallahi 2014), China (Liu 2008, Fan & Liu 2016, Wang 2018), Korea (Lee, Choi & Lee 1995), Mongolia (Edlund & al. 2001, Dorofeyuk & Kulikovskiy 2012), Russia (Bessudova et al. 2014 ), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014, Medvedeva & Nikulina 2019), Sakha (Yakutia) (Kopyrina, Pshennikova & Barinova 2020), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (John 2018), New South Wales (Day & al. 1995), Queensland (Day & al. 1995, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Day & al. 1995), Tasmania (John 2018), Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands (Sherwood 2004).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Scott & Thomas 2005).

(as Homoeocladia acicularis (Kützing) Kuntze)
North America: United States of America (Kociolek 2005, Eberle 2008).

(as Nitzschia acicularis var. typica A.Cleve)
North America: Mexico (López-Fuerte & Siqueiros-Beltrones 2016), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982).

Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

John, J. (2018). Diatoms from Tasmania: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 2. pp. [1]-656, 351 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

John, J. (2020). Diatoms from arid Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 3. pp. [1]-578, 341 figs. Schmitten – Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). : [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls.

Proschkina-Lavrenko, A.I. [Ed.] (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz, Kniga 3. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomik vodoroslei Poriadok Pennales. Vol. 3 (1). pp. [1]-398, 117 pls. Kiev: Botanicheskii Institut im V.L. Komarova Akademii Nauk S.S.S.R. Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelystvo Geologicheskoi Literatury. [in Russian]

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.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.

Wang Quanxi [Wang, Q.X.] (2018). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus XXII. Bacillariophyta. Aulonoraphidinales. pp. [1-8] i-xvii, 1-166, 135 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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