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Oocystis parva West & G.S.West

Publication details
Oocystis parva West & G.S.West 1898: 335

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1898). Notes on freshwater algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 36: 330-338.
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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 (Latin), little, small, puny (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Oocystella parva (West & G.S.West) Hindák 1988

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Oocystis planctonica Chodat 1931

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: "Pilmoor, near Thirsk, N. Yorkshire ; abundant in pools." (West & West 1898: 335).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Oocystis parva West & G.S.West)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), Britain (John & Tsarenko 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Georgia (Barinova et al. 2011), Germany (Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016), Ireland (Adams 1908), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Patova & Novakovskaya 2018), Scandinavia (Karlason et al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Álvarez Cobelas 1982, Alvárez Cobelas & Gallardo 1986, Fanés Treviño, Comas González & Sánchez Castillo 2009), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005), Ukraine (Tsarenko 2011, Malakhov, Kryvosheia & Tsarenko 2017, Berezovskaya 2019).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Xavier et al. 2018).

North America: Aleutian Islands (Skuja 1969), Arkansas (AR) (Smith 2010), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas González 2009).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Pakistan (Hussain et al. 2010).

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

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Broady et al. 2012), Queensland (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), Tasmania (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), Victoria (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000).

(as Oocystis planctonica Chodat)
Europe: Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017).

(as Oocystella parva (West & G.S.West) Hindák)
Europe: Andorra (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

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.

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).

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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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