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Scenedesmus maximus var. arcuatus Virieux, nom. inval.

Publication details
Scenedesmus maximus var. arcuatus Virieux 1913: pl. I: fig. 4, nom. inval.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scenedesmus tropicus W.B.Crow

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid? as S. quadricauda va.r maximum subvar. arcuata in text (p. 11). [INA]. - (19 Dec 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Jeon & Hegewald (2006: 581) cite S. quadricauda (var. maximus) subvar. arcuatus Virieux 1913 and the alternatively used name S. maximus var. arcuatus as synonyms of Desmodesmus tropicus. - (31 Oct 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Jeon, S.L. & Hegewald, E. (2006). A revision of the species Desmodesmus perforatus and D. tropicus (Scenedesmaceae, Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45(5): 567-584.

Created: 31 October 2006 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 19 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 May 2019.

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