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Gyrosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst 1853

Publication details
Gyrosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst 1853: 47, pl. 5: fig. 6

Published in: Rabenhorst, L. (1853). Die Süsswasser-Diatomaceen (Bacillarien.): für Freunde der Mikroskopie. pp. [1]-xii, [1]-72, 10 pls. Leipzig: Eduard Kummer.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gyrosigma is Gyrosigma hippocampus Hassall.

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

Basionym
Navicula baltica Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Baltic Sea [Kiel] (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Ehrenberg; 23.x.1832; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Designated neotypes: Texel, Schorren Nature Reserve, 21-IX-1989 (Sterrenburg no. 280). Neotype BM 81615, isoneotypes deposited in ANSP, BRM (Sterrenburg, 1995: 402).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Baltic Sea.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Navicula baltica Ehrenberg 1834
Pleurosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) W.Smith 1852
Scalptrum balticum (Ehrenberg) Kuntze 1891

Nomenclatural notes
Several authors, including Kim et al. (2004: 316), cite the authority for this species as (Ehrenberg) Cleve.

Distributional notes
Materials examined: Baltic, West-European continental North Sea coasts, Great Britain, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Caribbean islands, Spain, New Zealand, Arabian Gulf, Brazil, Argentina, and fossil material from The Netherlands (Sterrenburg, 1995: 402). - (31 Jul 2019) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Extended species description (Sterrenberg, 1995: 402).

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Key references
Al-Handal, A.Y. & Al-Shaheen, M.A. (2019). Diatoms in the wetlands of Southern Iraq. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 67: [1]-252, incl. 62 pls (652 figs), 1 map.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: [i]-vii, 1-276.

Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

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. (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.

Kim, K.Y., Garbary D.J. & McLachlan, J.L. (2004). Phytoplankton dynamics in Pomquet Harbour, Nova Scotia: a lagoon in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Phycologia 43: 311-328.

Krammer, K. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (1986). Bacillariophyceae 1 Teil: Naviculaceae. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Herausgegeben von. H. Ettl, J. Gerloff, H. Heynig & D. Mollenhauer. Band 2/1. pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-876, 206 pls with 2976 figures. Stuttgart & New York: Gustav Fischer Verlag.

Krammer, K. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (1986). Bacillariophyceae 1 Teil: Naviculaceae. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Herausgegeben von. H. Ettl, J. Gerloff, H. Heynig & D. Mollenhauer. Band 2/1. pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-876, 206 pls with 2976 figures. Stuttgart & New York: Gustav Fischer Verlag.

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]

Reid, G. & Williams, D.M. (2003). Systematics of the Gyrosigma balticum complex (Bacillariophyta), including three new species. Phycological Research 51(2): 126-142.

Saunders, K., Lane, C., Cook, S., McMinn, A. & Hallaegraeff, G.M. (2010). Benthic diatoms. In: Algae of Australia. Phytoplankton of temperate waters . (Hallegraeff, G.M., Bolch, C.J.S., Hill, D.R.A., Jameson, I, LeRoi, J.-M., McMinn, A., Murray, S., de Salas, M.F. & Saunders, K. Eds), pp. 83-144. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS; CSIRO Publishing.

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.

Sterrenburg, F.A.S. (1995). Studies on the genera Gyrosigma and Pleurosigma (Bacillariophyceae) Gyrosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst, G. pensacolae sp. n. and simulacrum species. Botanica Marina 38(5): 401-408, 20 figs.

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References
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Jönsson, B., Sundbäck, K. & Nilsson, C. (1994). An upright life-form of an epipelic motile diatom: on the behaviour of Gyrosigma balticum. European Journal of Phycology 29: 11-15, 5 figs.
Reid, G. & Williams, D.M. (2003). Systematics of the Gyrosigma balticum complex (Bacillariophyta), including three new species. Phycological Research 51(2): 126-142.
Sterrenburg, F.A.S. (1995). Studies on the genera Gyrosigma and Pleurosigma (Bacillariophyceae) Gyrosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst, G. pensacolae sp. n. and simulacrum species. Botanica Marina 38(5): 401-408, 20 figs.
Stidolph, S.R. (1981). Gyrosigma balticum var. turgidum, a new diatom variety from Poriria Harbour, North Island, New Zealand. New Zeland Journal of Botany 19: 405.

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