Closterium cancer Playfair
Closterium cancer Playfair 1907: 167, pl. II: fig. 16
Published in: Playfair, G.J. (1907). Some new or less known desmids found in New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 32: 160-201.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cystodinium cornifax (A.J.Schilling) G.A.Klebs
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
A doubtful species which West (1909) notes as "either a species of the Protococcaceous genus Reinschiella or a resting-cyst of one of the Peridiniales..." ' - (13 Feb 2017) - Alex Kenins
This is a freshwater species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Closterium cancer Playfair)
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995).
Source of current name
Moestrup, Ø. & Calado, A.J. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Volume 6: Dinophyceae. pp. [i]-xii, -560, 421 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.
West, G. S. (1909). The algae of the Yan Yean Reservoir, Victoria: a biological and ecological study. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 39: 1-88.
Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 January 2020.