Arthrospira major (Kützing ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927

Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont

Current name: Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont
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Publication Details
Arthrospira major (Kützing ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927: 142

Published in: Crow, W.B. (1927). The generic characters of Arthrospira and Spirulina Turp. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 46(2): 139-148.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Arthrospira is Arthrospira jenneri Stizenberger ex Gomont.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont.

Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Weissenfels, Germany; (Silva & al. 1996: 46) Notes: This type locality was first cited by Drouet (1968: 17, 20) (Silva et al., 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), great.

General Environment
This is a freshwatermarine species.

Created: 07 March 2001 by Sandy Lawson.

Last updated: 24 February 2014

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