Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Khakista > Class Bacillariophyceae > Subclass Bacillariophycidae > Superorder Bacillariophycanae > Order Bacillariales > Family Bacillariaceae > Genus Pseudo-nitzschia

Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (Cleve) Heiden, 1928

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Pseudo-nitzschiaH.Peragallo, 1900accepted genus name

Species group names

Nitzschia delicatissima Cleve, 1897 basionym
Nitzschia actydrophila Hasle, 1965 synonym
Nitzschia delicatissima Cleve, 1897 synonym


original description

Cleve P.T. 1897. A treatise on the phytoplankton of the Atlantic and its tributaries and on the periodical changes of the plankton of Skagerak. Upsala Nya Tidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri, Upsala, 27 pp.

basis of record

M'harzi, A. (1999). Phytoplankton community structuring in some areas of the North Sea. PhD Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel, Belgium. 221 pp.

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


additional source

Rhodes L., Scholin C., Garthwaite I., Haywood A. & Thomas A. 1997. Domoic acid producing Pseudo-nitzschia species educed by whole cell DNA probe-based and immunochemical assays. In: Harmful Algae (Ed. by B. Reguera, J. Blanco, M.L. Fernández & T. Wyatt), pp. 274-277. Xunta de Galicia and IOC, UNESCO, Santiago de Compostela.

additional source

Moestrup, Ø., Akselman, R., Cronberg, G., Elbraechter, M., Fraga, S., Halim, Y., Hansen, G., Hoppenrath, M., Larsen, J., Lundholm, N., Nguyen, L. N., Zingone, A. (Eds) (2009 onwards). IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae.

additional source

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

additional source

Tomas, C.R. (Ed.) (1997). Identifying marine phytoplankton. Academic Press: San Diego, CA [etc.] (USA). ISBN 0-12-693018-X. XV, 858 pp.

additional source

Smith J.C., Odense P., Angus R., Bates S.S., Bird C.J., Cormier P., de Freitas A.S.W., Leger C., O’Neill D., Pauley K. & Worms J. 1990. Variation in domoic acid levels in Nitzschia species: implications for monitoring programs. Bull. Aquacult. Ass. Canada 90: 27-31

additional source

Smith J.C., Pauley K., Cormier P., Angus R., Odense P., O’Neil D., Quilliam M.A. & Worms J. 1991. Population dynamics and toxicity of various species of Dinophysis and Nitzschia from the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Can. Techn. Rept. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 1799

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

Lakkis, S. (2011). Le phytoplancton marin du Liban (Méditerranée orientale): biologie, biodiversité, biogéographie. Aracne: Roma. ISBN 978-88-548-4243-4. 293 pp.

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.

new combination reference

Heiden H. & Kolbe R.W. 1928. Die marinen Diatomeen der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-3. Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition 8: 447-715.




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External Links

Barcode of Life (9 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)
GenBank (392 nucleotides; 38 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (Cleve) Heiden, 1928. 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:149153




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