Thalassiosira weissflogii, from Bold Systems.

Belongs within: Mediophyceae.

Thalassiosira is a genus of centric diatoms found primarily in marine waters, with some species found in fresh water.

Characters (from Spaulding & Edlund, 2008): Valve face flat or tangentially undulate; fultoportulae one to several near the center valve; valve margin with spines or occluded processes; mantle narrow.

    |--T. allenii CH97
    |--T. baltica B26
    |--T. bioculata B26
    |--T. clevei B26
    |--T. convexa BC79
    |--T. decipiens B26
    |--T. gravida OHJ84
    |--T. guillardii C-SC06
    |--T. hyalina B26
    |--T. nordenskioeldii DG01
    |--T. pseudonana Hasle & Hiemdal 1970 AS12
    |--T. punctigera G00
    |--T. rotula C-SC06
    |--T. subtilis RA05
    `--T. weissflogii TJ06

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AS12] Adl, S. M., A. G. B. Simpson, C. E. Lane, J. Lukeš, D. Bass, S. S. Bowser, M. W. Brown, F. Burki, M. Dunthorn, V. Hampl, A. Heiss, M. Hoppenrath, E. Lara, E. Le Gall, D. H. Lynn, H. McManus, E. A. D. Mitchell, S. E. Mozley-Stanridge, L. W. Parfrey, J. Pawlowski, S. Rueckert, L. Shadwick, C. L. Schoch, A. Smirnov & F. W. Spiegel. 2012. The revised classification of eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59 (5): 429–493.

[BC79] Berggren, W. A., & J. A. Van Couvering. 1979. Quaternary. In: Robison, R. A., & C. Teichert (eds) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology pt A. Introduction. Fossilisation (Taphonomy), Biogeography and Biostratigraphy pp. A505–A543. The Geological Society of America, Inc.: Boulder (Colorado), and The University of Kansas: Lawrence (Kansas).

[B26] Bigelow, H. B. 1926. Plankton of the offshore waters of the Gulf of Maine. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries 40 (2): 1–509.

[CH97] Castro, P., & M. E. Huber. 1997. Marine Biology 2nd ed. WCB McGraw-Hill: Boston.

[C-SC06] Cavalier-Smith, T., & E. E.-Y. Chao. 2006. Phylogeny and megasystematics of phagotrophic heterokonts (kingdom Chromista). Journal of Molecular Evolution 62: 388–420.

[DG01] Daugbjerg, N., & L. Guillou. 2001. Phylogenetic analyses of Bolidophyceae (Heterokontophyta) using rbcL gene sequences support their sister group relationship to diatoms. Phycologia 40 (2): 153–161.

[G00] Gromov, B. V. 2000. Algal parasites of the genera Aphelidium, Amoeboaphelidium, and Pseudaphelidium from Cienkovski’s “Monadinea” group as representatives of a new class. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 79 (5): 517–525 (transl. Entomological Review 80 (Suppl. 1): S26–S34).

[OHJ84] Østgaard, K., E. N. Hegseth & A. Jensen. 1984. Species-dependent sensitivity of marine planktonic algae to Ekofisk crude oil under different light conditions. Botanica Marina 27: 309–318.

[RA05] Rath, J., & S. P. Adhikary. 2005. A check list of algae from Chilika Lake, Orissa. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 47 (1–4): 101–114.

[TJ06] Taukulis, F. E., & J. John. 2006. Diatoms as ecological indicators in lakes and streams of varying salinity from the wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89 (1): 17–25.

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