Chloremys Pascher, 1940: 145
Holotype species: Chloremys sessilis Pascher
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Solitary cells enclosed in flattened, dome-shaped sheath with iron deposit forming a skirt around base of cell. Sheath sometimes brownish. Cells (with envelope) 15-25 &m long, 12-20 &m wide and 8-10 &m high, protoplast comprising 50-80 % of volume. Cells uninucleate with contractile vacuoles. Chloroplast band shaped with contractile vacuoles and pyrenoid. Asexual reproduction by naked, biflagellate zoospores; 2-8 per sporangium; Zoospores spherical with apical flagella 1.5 times length of cells and with two apical contractile vacuoles; chloroplast with anterior stigma and apparently without pyrenoid. Sexual reproduction unknown. Chloremys epiphytic on filamentous algae (e.g. Spirogyra) in freshwater; reported only from former Czechoslovakia. Fott included Chlorepithema as a synonym, however, subsequent authors maintained the original distinction between these genera (i.e. presence of sporangial operculum in Chlorepithema).
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.
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):
Chloremys sessilis Pascher C - type
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2013.