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Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Hydrodictyaceae
Genus Tetraedron

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Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg
Wyoming, USA: 1000x, DIC. 16 Sep 2013. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg
Various life-cycle stages and views. Park Pond, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK.. 31 Oct 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Lithothamnion magellanicum f. crenulata Foslie

Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg Various life-cycle stages and views. Park Pond, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK.

Publication details
Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg 1888: 131

Published in: Hansgirg, A. (1888). Ueber die Süsswasseralgen-Gattungen Trochiscia Ktz. (Acanthococcus Lagrh., Glochiococcus De-Toni) und Tetraëdron Ktz. (Astericium Corda, Polyedrium Näg., Cerasterias Reinsch). Hedwigia 27(5/6): 126-132.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Tetraëdron is Tetraëdron regulare Kützing.

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

Basionym
Polyedrium minimum A.Braun

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very little, very least (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polyedrium minimum A.Braun

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tetraëdron platyisthmum (W.Archer) G.S.West
Tetraëdron quadratum (Reinsch) Hansgirg 1889
Tetraëdron minimum var. apiculato-scrobiculatum Skuja 1956

Habitat notes
In plankton and associated with submerged surfaces in many types of aquatic habitat, most common in ponds and small lakes (John & Tsarenko 2002). - (6 Jul 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polyedrium minimum A.Braun)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Tetraëdron platyisthmum (W.Archer) G.S.West)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg)
Arctic: Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973).

Europe: Balearic Islands (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), Britain (John & Tsarenko 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), France (Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova et al. 2011, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2014), Germany (Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016), Ireland (John & Tsarenko 2002), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Portugal (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Fenchel et al. 1995, Patova & Demina 2007, Patova & Demina 2008), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016, Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Álvarez Cobelas 1982, Alvárez Cobelas & Gallardo 1986, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998, Fanés Treviño, Comas González & Sánchez Castillo 2009), Sweden (Skuja 1948), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005, Ersanli & Gönülol 2006).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Ontario (Xenopoulos & Frost, 2003), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Tennessee (Johansen et al. 2007).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas González 2009, Comas-González et al. 2017).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Bicudo & Martau 1974, Bicudo et al. 1999, Ferragut et al. 2005, Lopes et al. 2005, Fernandes & Bicudo 2009, Menezes 2010, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013, Loaiza-Restano & Bicudo 2014).

Africa: Sudan (Reinhold 1937), Zimbabwe (Rich 1935).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008), India (Gupta 2012), Iran (Afsharzadeh et al. 2003), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Israel (Barinova, Tavassi & Nevo 2006, Barinova, Tavassi & Glassman 2009, Barinova et al. 2004), Turkey (Asia) (Soylu & Gonulol 2006).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2016, Barinova & Niyatbekov 2018).

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

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995), Northern Territory (Day et al. 1995), Queensland (Day et al. 1995), Victoria (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000).

(as Tetraëdron quadratum (Reinsch) Hansgirg)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

North America: Great Lakes (Prescott 1962).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Tetraëdron minimum var. apiculato-scrobiculatum Skuja)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

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

Key references
Andreyeva, V.M (1998). Poczvennye i aerophilnye zelyonye vodorosli (Chlorophyta: Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales). Terrestrial and aerophilic green algae (Chlorophyta: Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales). pp. [1]-349, [2], 108 pls. St Petersberg: "NAUKA".

Hindák, F. (1980). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). II. Biologicke Práce 26: 1-195.

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.

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.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. 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. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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