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Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs 1848

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Desmidiales
Family Closteriaceae
Genus Closterium

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Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs
 Different focus points. Collected by Chris Johnson, South Uist.. 12 Aug 2020. ©  C.F.Carter (chris.carter\'at\'6cvw.freeuk.com).

Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs
Washington state, USA: Alpine lake, 400x, DIC. 07 Dec 2012. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs
Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK. 10 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs
Detail of apex. Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK. 10 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Sargassum compactum Bory

Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs Detail of apex. Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs 1848: 163, pl. XXVII [27]: fig. 1

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae The drawings by Edward Jenner, A.L.S.. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, 35 pls. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve, King William Street, Strand.
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Publication date: 1 Jan 1848

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

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

Type information
Syntype localities: Various in Britain, Germany, France, U.S.A. and Mexico

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of luna, moon (Brown 1946).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Echinella radiosa Acharius
Closterium affine F.Gay
Closterium lunula var. coloratum G.A.Klebs 1879
Closterium lunula f. minus West & G.S.West 1904
Closterium lunula f. coloratum (G.A.Klebs) Kossinskaja 1951

Taxonomic notes
Combination also proposed by Leiblein in Flora [Quito]. 10:259. 1827. - (29 Jul 2015) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Echinella radiosa Acharius)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Closterium affine F.Gay)
Europe: France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017).

(as Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs)
Arctic: Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973 ).

Europe: Austria (Lenzenweger 1996), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Brook & Johnson 2002, Whitton & al. 2003, Brook & Williamson 2010, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Czech Republic (Stastny 2009, Stastny 2010, Petra Mazalová, Jana ), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova & al. 2011, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016, Paul, Stastny & Doege 2017, Stutz & Mattern (eds) & al. 2018, Kusber & Gutowski 2018, Täuscher 2020), Ireland (Adams 1908, John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Italy (Abdelahad & al. 2003, Abdelahad & al. 2003), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Netherlands (Coesel 1983, Veen & al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Stenina & Patova 2007), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Slovenia (Vrhovsek & al. 2006), Spain (Aboal & Llimona 1984, Aboal & Llimona 1984, Aboal 1991, Aboal 1996), Sweden (Skuja 1948, Skuja 1956), Ukraine (Petlovany & Tsarenko 2015, Berezovskaya 2019).

North America: Alaska (Saunders 1901), Arkansas (Akin & Meyer 1996, Smith 2010), Florida (Rosen, Stahlhut & Hall 2019), Kansas (Mathews & al. 1977), New Jersey (Fairbanks 2020), North Carolina (Fucikova & al. 2008), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Québec (Irénée-Marie 1939, Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Tennessee (Johansen & al. 2007).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (De-Lamonica-Freire & Heckman 1996, Araújo & al. 2010, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013, Dunck & al. 2018), Uruguay (Rosset & al. 2020).

Africa: Ghana (Smith, Smith & Nii Yemoh Annang 2015), Sudan (Reinhold 1937), Zaire (Golama Swana Kaketa 1996).

Middle East: Iran (Afsharzadeh & al. 2003), Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013, Maulood & al. 2013, Maulood & al. 2013), Turkey (Sahín 2005, Aysel 2005, Varol & Sen 2014, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019, Sahin & al. 2020).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed & al. 2008), India (Gupta 2012, Das & Keshri 2016).

Asia: China (Wei 2003), Japan (Hinode 1959, Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014, Medvedeva & Nikulina 2019), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015, Barinova & Niyatbekov 2018).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995), New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Broady & al. 2012), Tasmania (Day & al. 1995), Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

(as Closterium lunula var. coloratum G.A.Klebs)
Europe: France (Kouwets 1999), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016, Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

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

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957).

(as Closterium lunula f. minus West & G.S.West)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017).

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

South-west Asia: India (Das & Keshri 2016).

Asia: China (Wei 2003).

(as Closterium lunula f. coloratum (G.A.Klebs) Kossinskaja)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017).

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.

Croasdale, H.T. & Flint, E.A. (1986). Flora of New Zealand. Freshwater algae, Chlorophyta, Desmids. Vol. 1 pp. i-xii, 1-133, 27 pls. Wellington: V.R. Ward, Government Printer.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: [i]-vii, 1-276.

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]

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

Kützing, F.T. (1833). Algarum aquae dulcis germanicarum Decas III. pp. [1-24]. Halis Saxonum [Halle]: in commissis C.A. Schwetschkii et fil..

Martello, G.V (2006). Alcune desmidiee della zona di Caldenave e della Val d'Inferno - Massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai (Trento). Informatore Botanico Italiano 38(2): 513-536.

Martello, G.V. (2004). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) dei "Sette Laghi"nel massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai: ecologia e distribuzione in relazione all'acidita delle acque. Natura Vicentina 8: 5-32.

Nitzsch (1816). Beitrag zur Infusorien-Kunde oder Naturbeschreibung der Zerkarien und Bazillarien. Neu Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Halle, Dritter Band, Heft I : 1-128.

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.

Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.

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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References
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Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (1985). Needle-like inclusions in the terminal vacuoles of Closterium lunula (Müll.) Nitzsch. Microscopy. Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club 35: 226-233.

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