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Sphaerospermopsis torques-reginae (Komárek) Werner, Laughinghouse IV, Fior & Sant'Anna 2012

Publication details
Sphaerospermopsis torques-reginae (Komárek) Werner, Laughinghouse IV, Fior & Sant'Anna in Werner & al. 2012: 230

Published in: Werner, V.R., Laughinghouse, H.D.IV, Fiore, M.F., Sant'Anna, C.L., Hoff, C., de Souza Santos, K.R., Neuhaus, E.B., Molica, R.J.R., Honda, R.Y. & Echenique, R.O. (2012). Morphological and molecular studies of Sphaerospermopsis torques-reginae (Cyanobacteria, Nostocales) from South American water blooms. Phycologia 51(2): 228-238.
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Publication date: 2102

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sphaerospermopsis is Sphaerospermopsis reniformis (Lemmermann) Zapomelová, Jezberová, Hrouzek, Hisem, Reháková & Komárková.

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

Basionym
Anabaena torques-reginae Komárek

Type information
Type locality: Cuba: Matanzas: Zapata Peninsula near Boca de Laguna de Tesoro (Index Nominum Algarum). Iconotype: fig. 10: Komárek; 2.xi.1980; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Originally described from planktonic populations of Cuban eutrophic environments (Werner et al. 2012).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Anabaena torques-reginae Komárek 1984
Dolichospermum torquesreginae (Komárek) Wacklin, Hoffmann & Komárek 2009

Habitat notes
Observed in different aquatic environments, natural and artificial, tropical and subtropical in Brazil, temperate in Argentina, and tropical in Colombia, suggesting a wide distribution in South America; normally occurred in dense freshwater blooms, although also found in water with low salinity (Werner et al. 2012). - (24 Apr 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Usage notes
Toxic blooms have been reported in tropical water bodies in northeastern Brazil (Werner et al. 2012). - (24 Apr 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Komárek, J. (2013). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 3rd part: heterocystous genera. Vol. 19 pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-1130. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.

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