Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì 1895

Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì

Current name: Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden, 1000x, DIC - 28 September 2008. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì 1895: 152

Published in: Borzí, A. (1895). Studi algologici: saggio di richerche sulla biologia delle alghe. Fasc. II. pp. [121]-378, pls X-XXXI. Palermo: Alberto Reber Libreria Carlo Clausen.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Characiopsis.

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

Characium minutum A.Braun ex Kützing

Type Information
In Oedogonio fonticola (v.s.) [in Oedogonium fonticola A.Braun ex Hirn]; Neotype (Lectotype?): the single cell illustrated as no. 6 in Tab V, F n Braun (1855): Epitype: strain ACOI 2423 (cryopreseved), deposited at ACOI (epitype) (Amaral et al. 2020: 200, fig. 1) Notes: in Oedogonio fonticola (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very small; minute (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 20 July 2021

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 July 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 April 2024

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