Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Khakista > Class Bacillariophyceae > Subclass Coscinodiscophycidae > Superorder Coscinodiscanae > Order Coscinodiscales > Family Heliopeltaceae > Genus Actinoptychus

Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs ex Pritchard, 1861

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ActinoptychusEhrenberg, 1843accepted genus name

Species group names

Actinosphaenia splendens Shadbolt, 1854 basionym
Actinosphaeria splendens Shadbolt, 1854 orthographic variant
Actinosphaenia splendens Shadbolt, 1854 synonym
Actinosphaeria splendens Shadbolt, 1854 synonym


basis of record

Hartley, B. (1986). A check-list of the freshwater, brackish and marine diatoms of the British Isles and adjoining coastal waters. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 66: 531-610.

additional source

Krayesky, D. M., E. Meave del Castillo, E. Zamudio, J. N. Norris, and S. Fredericq. 2009. Diatoms (Bacillariophyta) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 155–186 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M

additional source

Harper, M.A.; Cassie Cooper, V.; Chang, F.H.; Nelson, W.A.; Broady, P.A. (2012). Phylum Ochrophyta: brown and golden-brown algae, diatoms, silicoflagellates, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2012). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 3. Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi. pp. 114-163.

additional source


additional source

Hällfors, G. (2004). Checklist of Baltic Sea Phytoplankton Species (including some heterotrophic protistan groups). Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings No. 95: 210 pp.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].




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External Links

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Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Actinoptychus splendens (Shadbolt) Ralfs ex Pritchard, 1861. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148949




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