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Oocystis elliptica West

Publication details
Oocystis elliptica West 1892: 736, pl. X [10]: fig. 56

Published in: West, W. (1892). Algae of the English Lake District. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, London 1892: 713-748, pls IX, X [= 64 figs].

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Oocystis is Oocystis naegelii A.Braun.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), elliptic, elliptical (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Oocystis elliptica var. minor West 1895

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Oocystis elliptica West)
Arctic: Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), Britain (John & Tsarenko 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Ireland (Adams 1908), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason et al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas & Gallardo 1986, Aboal 1996, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998, Fanés Treviño, Comas González & Sánchez Castillo 2009), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005), Ukraine (Tsarenko 2011).

North America: Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Tennessee (TN) (Johansen et al. 2007).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas González 2009).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Bicudo & Bicudo, 1970, Menezes 2010, Ramos et al. 2015).

Africa: Sudan (Reinhold 1937).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008), India (Gupta 2012), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006), Nepal (Hirano 1969), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015, Barinova & Niyatbekov 2018).

South-east Asia: Singapore (Pham et al. 2011).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Broady et al. 2012), Northern Territory (Day et al. 1995), Western Australia (Day et al. 1995).

(as Oocystis elliptica var. minor West)
Europe: Britain (John & Tsarenko 2002).

North America: Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015).

South-west Asia: Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. 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. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Ramos, G.J.P., Bicudo, C.E. de M. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta) from Marimbus Wetlands, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. Iheringia Série Botanica 70(1): 57-72.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Chlorellales. 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. 475-499. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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