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Tetraselmis marina (Cienkowski) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorodendrophyceae
Order Chlorodendrales
Family Chlorodendraceae
Genus Tetraselmis


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Tetraselmis marina (Cienkowski) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara
Cornwall, England; high-level pools. 18 Mar 2017. David Fenwick. © David Fenwick.

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Publication details
Tetraselmis marina (Cienkowski) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara 1980: 337

Published in: Norris, R.E., Hori, T. & Chihara, M. (1980). Revision of the genus Tetraselmis (Class Prasinophyceae). Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 93: 317-339.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Tetraselmis is Tetraselmis cordiformis (H.J.Carter) F.Stein.

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

Chlorangium marinum Cienkowski

Type information
Type locality: White Sea (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: Helgoland, Germany (Hori et al. 1983).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in the sea (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chlorangium marinum Cienkowski 1881
Prasinocladus marinus (Cienkowski) Waern 1952

Distributional notes
Europe, North America and Japan (Hori et al. 1983). - (11 Jun 2013) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
On rocks, pebbles or shells in brackish water and in tide pools near high tide level (Hori et al. 1983); also in high-level pools in barnackle zone (Fenwick pers. comm.) - (11 Jun 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Prasinocladus marinus (Cienkowski) Waern)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Spain (Fernández & Miyares 1989).

North America: New Hampshire (Mathieson & Hehre 1986).

South America: Argentina (Boraso de Zaixso 2004, Boraso & Zaixso 2011).

(as Tetraselmis marina (Cienkowski) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara)
Europe: Germany (Scholz & Liebezeit 2012).

North America: California (Hori, Norris & Chihara 1983, Miller 2012), Washington (Hori, Norris & Chihara 1983).

Central America: Mexico (Pacific) (Pedroche et al. 2005).

South America: Argentina (Boraso de Zaixso 2013).

Asia: Japan (Hori, Norris & Chihara 1983).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Broady et al. 2012).

Key references
Gabrielson, P.W., Lindstrom, S.C. & O'Kelly, C.J. (2012). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Phycological Contribution No. 8. pp. [i]-iv, 1-192. Hillsborough, North Carolina: PhycoID.

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 163/1A Tetraselmis marina (Cienkowski) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara
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Created: 22 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry

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

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Al-Amoudi, O.A. & Flynn, K.J. (1989). Effect of nitrate-N incorporation on the composition of the intracellular amino acid pool of N-deprived Tetraselmis marina. British Phycological Journal 24: 53-61, 2 figs, 2 tables.

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