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Snowella lacustris (Chodat) Komárek & Hindák 1988

Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Synechococcophycidae
Order Synechococcales
Family Coelosphaeriaceae
Genus Snowella


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Snowella lacustris (Chodat) Komárek & Hindák
Showing stalks. Collected by Sarah Lambert, Orton Pits, Peterborough. 19 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


Valeriemaya geminata A.J.K.Millar & M.J.Wynne

Snowella lacustris (Chodat) Komárek & Hindák Showing stalks. Collected by Sarah Lambert, Orton Pits, Peterborough
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Snowella lacustris (Chodat) Komárek & Hindák 1988: 212

Published in: Komárek, J. & Hindák, F. (1988). Taxonomic review of natural populations of the cyanophytes from the Gomphosphaeria-complex. Algological Studies/Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement Volumes 50-53: 203-225.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Snowella is Snowella rosea (J.W.Snow) Elenkin.

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

Gomphosphaeria lacustris Chodat

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), inhabiting lakes (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gomphosphaeria lacustris Chodat 1898
Coelosphaerium lacustre (Chodat) Ostenfeld 1907

Usage notes
Harmful species

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

Komárek, J. (1989). Studies on the Cyanophytes of Cuba 4-6. Folia Geobotanica 24: 57-97.

McGregor, G., Fabbro, L.D. & Lobegeiger, J.S. (2007). Freshwater planktic Chroococcales (Cyanoprokaryota) from North-Eastern Australia: a morphological evaluation. Nova Hedwigia 84(3/4): 299-331.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). 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. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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