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Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Synechococcophycidae
Order Synechococcales
Family Chamaesiphonaceae
Genus Chamaesiphon

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Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun
Loch Thorn, Renfrewshire, Scotland. 24 Apr 2015. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun
Loch Thorn, Renfrewshire, Scotland. 24 Apr 2015. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun
Seattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 400x, DIC. 07 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun
Seattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 400x, DIC. 28 Mar 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun
Seattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 1000x, DIC. 28 Mar 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

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Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun Seattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 400x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Chamaesiphon confervicola A.Braun in Rabenhorst 1864: 177

Published in: Rabenhorst, L. (1864). Flora europaea algarum aquae dulcis et submarinae. Sectio I. Algas diatomaceas complectens, cum figuris generum omnium xylographice impressis. pp. 1-359. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Apud Eduardum Kummerum.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chamaesiphon.

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

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), based upon the old generic name Conferva & the Latin, colo (I inhabit).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Brachythrix confervicola A.Braun 1865
Chamaesiphon schiedermayeri Grunow 1865
Chamaesiphon curvatus Nordstedt 1878
Chamaesiphon torulosus Borzì 1882
Chamaesiphon confervicola var. curvata Borzì ex Hansgirg 1883
Chamaesiphon confervicola var. schiedermayeri (Grunow) Borzì & Hansgirg 1892

Habitat notes
Freshwater, epiphytic on (especially) filamentous algae(e.g. Cladophora, Oedogonium, submerged mosses and vascular plants; standing or flowing waters, especially moderately hard water; probaly most characteristic of mesotrophic and absent from highly eutrophic waters (Whitton in John et al. 2002). - (12 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Caraus, I. (2002). The algae of Romania. Studii si Cercetari, Universitatea Bacau, Biologie 7: 1-694.

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

Pfister, P. (1992). Artenspektrum des Algenaufwuchses in 2 Tiroler Bergbachen -Teil 1: Cyanophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Rhodophyceae Phytobenthos communities from 2 Tyrolean mountain streams. Part 1: Cyanophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Rhodophyceae. Algological Studies 65: 43-61. [in German, English abstract]

Rabenhorst, L. (1865). Flora europaea algarum aquae dulcis et submarinae. Sectio II. Algas phycochromaceas complectens. pp. 1-319, 71 figs. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Apud Eduardum Kummerum.

Vitonyte, I. & Kasperoviciene, J. (2015). Phytobenthos cyanobacteria species new to Lithuanian rivers. Botanica Lithuanica 21(2): 99-118.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). 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. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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