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Chroococcus minor (Kützing) Nägeli 1849

Publication details
Chroococcus minor (Kützing) Nägeli 1849: 47

Published in: Nägeli, C. (1849). Gattungen einzelliger Algen, physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet. Neue Denkschriften der Allg. Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 10(7): i-viii, 1-139, pls I-VIII.
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Publication date: before July 1849

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chroococcus is Chroococcus rufescens (Kützing) Nägeli.

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

Protococcus minor Kützing

Type information
Type locality: "An Brettern und Holz in und ausser dem Wasser" [Nordhausen, Erfurt District, Germany fide Drouet & Daly, 1956: 163] (Kützing 1845: 144).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smaller, inferior, lesser (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Protococcus minor Kützing 1845
Pleurococcus minor (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1863
Gloeocapsa minor (Kutzing) Hollerbach 1937

Habitat notes
A wide range of freshwater environments, but especially shallow ponds and slow-flowing streams with submerged macrophytes (Whitton in John et al. 2002). Silva & Pienaar (2000) note that the type species was originally described from a freshwater habitat (Geitler 1932), whilst D'Hont and Coppejans (1988) reported this species from a marine habitat. - (4 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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Key references
Chu, H.J. (1991). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus II Chroococcophyceae. pp. [i-vi], i-vi, 1-161, 42 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

Desikachary, T.V. (1959). Cyanophyta. pp. [i]-x, [1]-686, pls 1-139. New Delhi: Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Geitler, L. (1932). Cyanophyceae. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Ed. 2. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 14, pp. 673-1196, i-[vi]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

McGregor, G. (2013). Freshwater Cyanobacteria from North-Eastern Australia: 2. Chroococcales. Phytotaxa 133: 1-130.

McGregor, G., Fabbro, L.D. & Lobegeiger, J.S. (2007). Freshwater planktic Chroococcales (Cyanoprokaryota) from North-Eastern Australia: a morphological evaluation. Nova Hedwigia 84(3/4): 299-331.

Park, J.-G. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 5, Number 2 Cyanophyta: Cyanophyceae: Chroococcales, Oscillatoriales. Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota II. pp. [1-6], 1-108, figs 1-56. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Whitton, B.A. (2002). Phylum Cyanophyta (Cyanobacteria). In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 25-122. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2017). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus I Cyanophyta. pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-176, pls I-IV. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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