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Pyramimonas octopus Moestrup & Kristiansen

Publication details
Pyramimonas octopus Moestrup & Kristiansen in Moestrup, Hori & A.Kristiansen 1987: 341, figs 1-49

Published in: Moestrup, Ø., Hori, T. & Kristiansen, A. (1987). Fine structure of Pyramimonas octopus sp. nov., an octoflagellated benthic species of Pyramimonas (Prasinophyceae), with some observations on its ecology. Nor. J. Bot. 7: 339-352.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pyramimonas is Pyramimonas tetrarhynchus Schmarda.

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

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Pyramimonas

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), octopus.

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

General environment
This is a brackish species.

Type information
Type locality: Danish island Saltholm in Øresund (Silva 1996-to date). Type: fig. 45 (Moestrup & Kristiansen, 1987): Aase Kristiansen; brackish water. (Silva 1996-to date

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Key references
Suda, S. (2004). Taxonomic characterization of Pyramimonas aurea sp. nov. (Prasinophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 682-692.

Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.

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References
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Moestrup, Ø., Hori, T. & Kristiansen, A. (1987). Fine structure of Pyramimonas octopus sp. nov., an octoflagellated benthic species of Pyramimonas (Prasinophyceae), with some observations on its ecology. Nor. J. Bot. 7: 339-352.

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