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Authority

W.Sm. (Grunow) Poulin & Cardinal (1983: 116, figs 29, 30)

Class

Diatomophyceae

Order

Pennales

Family

Entomoneidaceae

Synonyms

Amphiprora paludosa f. minuta Grunow (1884: 106, pl. 1, fig. 51), Cleve-Euler (1952: 32, fig. 1401c)
Amphiprora hyperborea var. genuina Cleve-Euler (1952: 32, fig. 1401a, b), nom. inval.

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Basionym

Amphiprora hyperborea Grunow, in Cleve & Grunow (1880: 62, pl. 5, fig. 86; 1894: 14)

Additional References

McConville & Wetherbee (1983: 432)

Description

Cells large, solitary, linear to lanceolate, twisted about the valvar axis, compressed and usually lying in girdle view (where rectangular in shape); apical axis 29–123 µm; transapical axis 12–16 µm. Transapical striae 27–29 in 10 µm on valve and keel. Copulae numerous, open, porous.

Distribution

Coastal waters off Davis Station and Polar Aviation I., East Antarctica; coastal waters near Casey Station, East Antarctica (McConville & Wetherbee, 1983).

Comments

The type variety of E. paludosa has been recorded from the Ross Sea (Andreoli et al., 1995, as Amphiprora paludosa).

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