Cryptomonas curvata Ehrenberg 1832

Cryptomonas curvata Ehrenberg

Current name: Cryptomonas curvata Ehrenberg
Seattle, Washington, USA; Green Lake, Lugol's, 1000x, DIC - 24 December 2010. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Cryptomonas curvata Ehrenberg 1832: 57

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1832). Über die Entwickelung und Lebensdauer der Infusionsthiere; nebst ferneren Beiträgen zu einer Vergleichung ihrer organischen Systeme. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1831: 1-154, pls I-IV.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cryptomonas is Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Germany: Berlin; (INA 1996) Lectotype: Permanent slide of strain M1484 (epitype) BHUPM; (Hoef-Emden & Melkonian 2003: 392) Notes: Lectotype: Ehrenberg 1830, BHUPM: drawing sheet no. 359: cell c (middle cell in the top row); Epitype: Slide of strain M1484 deposited at at the CCAC under the designation CRYP.E.001 (designated by Hoef-Emden & Melkonian 2003: 392)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), curved (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Diagnosis emended by Hoef-Emden & Melkonian (2003: 393).

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

Last updated: 22 October 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 October 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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