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Closterium attenuatum Ralfs 1848

Publication details
Closterium attenuatum Ralfs 1848: 169, pl. XXIX [29]: fig. 5

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Publication date: 1 Jan 1848

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), attenuate (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Closterium attenuatum Ralfs)
Europe: Austria (Lenzenweger 1996), Britain (Brook & Johnson 2002, Whitton & al. 2003, Brook & Williamson 2010, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Czech Republic (Stastny 2009, Stastny 2010), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Paul, Stastny & Doege 2017, Stutz & Mattern (eds) & al. 2018, Kusber & Gutowski 2018), Hungary (Németh 2005), Ireland (Adams 1908, John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Italy (Abdelahad & al. 2003), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Netherlands (Coesel 1983, Veen & al. 2015), Portugal (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Romania (Caraus 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Slovenia (Vrhovsek & al. 2006), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas 1984, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Ukraine (Petlovany & Tsarenko 2015).

North America: Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Middle East: Turkey (Sahín 2005, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012).

Asia: China (Wei 2003), Japan (Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Croasdale & Flint 1986, Broady & al. 2012), Northern Territory (Day & al. 1995), Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

Key references
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Closteriineae. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 616-636. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009). A practical guide to the desmids of the west of Ireland. pp. [i]-viii, 1-196, 49 pls, 12 col. photogr. 8 line- figs, 1 map, 3 tabs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Prescott, G.W., Croasdale, H.T. & Vinyard, W.C. (1975). A synopsis of North American desmids. Part II. Desmidiaceae: Placodermae. Sect. 1. pp. 1-275, 57 pls. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Ruzicka, J. (1977). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(1) pp. [i-]-vi, [2], [1]-291, [292]], pls 1-44. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Stutz, S. & Mattern, H. (eds), Helisch, H., Hennecke, M., Kull, U., Mareš, J., Probst, W., Schütz, W., Simon, T., Täuscher, L. & Ullmann, J. (2018). Beiträge zu den Algen Baden-Württembergs. Band 1 Allgemeiner Teil. Spezieller Teil: Cyanobacteria, Glaucobionta, Rhodobionta und Chlorobionta p.p. pp. [1]-504, 770 figs. Remshalden: Verlag Manfred Hennecke.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

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