Nannochloropsis D.J., 1981: 114
Holotype species: Nannochloropsis oculata (Droop) D.J.Hibberd
Original publication and holotype designation:Hibberd, D.J. (1981). Notes on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the algal classes Eustigmatophyceae and Tribophyceae (synonym Xanthophyceae). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 82: 93-119, 17 figs, 1 table.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Unicellular, free-floating; cells subspherical, 2-4 µm diam. or cylindrical, 3-4 x 1.5 µm. Yellow-green parietal chloroplast; pigments typically eustigmatophycean (Antia & Cheng, 1982). Zoospores not produced. Marine.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 7 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 6 have been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Nannochloropsis gaditana L.M.Lubián C
Nannochloropsis granulata B.Karlson & D.Potter C
Nannochloropsis limnetica L.Krienitz, D.Hepperle, H.-B.Stich & W.Weiler C
Nannochloropsis oceanica Suda & Miyashita C
Nannochloropsis oceanica var. sinensis Cao C
Nannochloropsis oculata (Droop) D.J.Hibberd C - type
Nannochloropsis salina D.J.Hibberd C
Antia, N.J. & Cheng, J.Y. (1982). The keto-carotenoids of two marine coccoid members of the Eustigmatophyceae. British Phycological Journal 17: 39-50.
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=44568
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:86715