Chantransia microscopica (Nägeli ex Kützing) & Strafforello 1877
Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli Hawaii; growing on Chaetomorpha; scale 20 µm
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Chantransia microscopica (Nägeli ex Kützing) Ardissone & Strafforello 1877: 168
Published in: Ardissone, F. & Strafforello, J. (1877). Enumerazione delle Alghe di Liguria. pp. -238. Milano: Tip. Editrice Lombarda.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli
Type locality: "Golfo di Napoli, Italy" [Holotype from Torquay, England] (Kützing 1849: 64-). Holotype: L 940, 285 ... 306 (Womersley 1994: 61). Notes: Athanasiadis (1996:18) and Womersley (1994: 61) cite Torquay, Devon, England as the type locality of this species. Woelkerling (1972: 86) notes that although Kützing (1849: 640) cited the Bay of Naples as the type locality, Hamel (1927; 1928) has indicated that the type collection came from Torquay, England and is represented by specimen 454 in Hauck and Richter's "Phykotheca Universalis". The type specimen in the Kützing collections at L contains only plants collected by Naegeli in England (identical to those distributed in Hauck and Richter) and none from the Bay of Naples.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), microscopic (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Garbary (1987: 116) lists this species as Chantransia microscopica (Nägeli) Berthold (1882).
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.
Source of current name
Nägeli, C. & Cramer, C. (1858). Die Stärkekörner: Morphologische, physiologische, chemisch-physicalische und systematisch-botanische Monographie. Pflanzenphysiologische Untersuchungen. 2. Heft. pp. [i]-x, -623, pls XI-XXVI. Zürich: bei Fredrich Schultness.
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Verified by: 31 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2021.