Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda 1838

Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda

Current name: Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda
Ontario, Canada; Lake of the Woods, Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc. - 25 July 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda 1838: 197, pl. II [2]: fig. 18

Published in: Corda, J.-A.-C. (1838). Nouvelles observations microscopiques. Almanach de Carlsbad 8: 179-198, pl. II.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Ankistrodesmus.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "Dans l'eau du Theresienbrunn..." [Karlovy Vary, west Bohemia, Czech Republic]; (Corda 1838: 197)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective B (Latin), fusiform; swollen at the middle and tapering to each end like a spindle; narrowly ellipsoid (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 July 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 July 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 July 2024

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