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Volvox spermatosphaera J.H.Powers

Publication details
Volvox spermatosphaera J.H.Powers 1908: 142, 151, pl. XXIII: figs 1-?; pl. XXIV: figs 14-23 (as 'spermatosphara' )

Published in: Powers, J.H. (1908). Further studies in Volvox, with descriptions of three new species. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 28: 141-175, 4 pls.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Volvox is Volvox globator Linnaeus.

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

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

Nomenclatural notes
Powers (1908) uses "spermatosphara" througout, but mentions "sperm spheres" on p. 151, so the name has been corrected here to "spermatosphaera". - (24 Mar 2011) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Nozaki, H., Matsuzaki, R., Yamamoto, K., Kawachi, M. & Takahashi, F. (2015). Delineating a new heterothallic species of Volvox (Volvocaceae, Chlorophyceae) using new strains of “Volvox africanus” . PLOSOne 10(11: e0142632): 1-16, 4 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 2019.

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