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Haematococcus lacustris (Girod-Chantrans) Rostafinski 1875

Publication details
Haematococcus lacustris (Girod-Chantrans) Rostafinski 1875: 139, 140

Published in: Rostafinski, J. (1875). Quelques mots sur l'Haematococcus lacustris et sur les bases d'une classification naturelle des algues Chlorosporées. Mémoires de la Société nationale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 19: 137-154.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Haematococcus is Haematococcus pluvialis Flotow.

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

Volvox lacustris Girod-Chantrans

Type information
Type locality: "Conferva, no. 2109. Haller, hist. pl. helv.... assez commune dan les eaux stagnantes" [Switzerland] (Girod-Chantrans 1802: 54). Notes: "Lectotype (designated here): [illustration in] Girod-Chantrans, Rech. Conferves: pl. 8, fig. 17??. 1802; Epitype (designated here): Cryopreserved strain NIES-50009." (Nakada & Ota 2016: 345). The refrence to Haller is of a polynomial Conferva pollinea purpurea aquae innatans (Haller 1769: 191, no. 2109).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), inhabiting lakes (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerella lacustris (Girod-Chantrans) Wittrock ex Hansgirg 1888

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerella wrangelii Sommerfelt 1824
Protococcus kermesinus (Wrangel) C.Agardh 1825
Chlorococcum kermesinum (Wrangel) Fries 1825
Byssus kermesina (Wrangel) Wahlenberg 1826
Protococcus monospermus Corda 1833
Globulina kermesina (Wrangel) Turpin 1836
Globulina kermesinum (Wrangel) Turpin 1836
Disceraea purpurea A.Morren & C.Morren 1841
Haematococcus cordae Meneghini 1843
Haematococcus pluvialis Flotow 1844
Protococcus pluvialis (Flowtow) Kützing 1845
Protosphaeria pluvialis (Flowtow) Trevisan 1848
Protosphaeria cordae (Meneghini) Trevisan 1848
Chlamydococcus pluvialis (Flowtow) A.Braun 1850
Hysginum pluviale (Flowtow) Perty 1852
Sphaerella pluvialis (Flotow) Wittrock 1886
Haematococcus longistigma H.Ettl 1954
Haematococcus buetschlii var. bahusiensis Skuja 1956

Nomenclatural notes
Pocock (1960) disagrees with Droop (1956) over the status of this species and considers H. lacustris to be the correct name. - (27 Jun 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
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]

Klochkova, T.A., Kwak, M.S., Han, J.W., Motomura, T., Nagasato, C. & Kim, G.H. (2013). Cold-tolerant strain of Haematococcus pluvialis (Haematococcaceae, Chlorophyta) from Blomstrandhalvoya (Svalbard). Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 28 (2): 185-192.

Nakada, T. & Ota, S. (2016). What is the correct name for the type of Haematococcus Flot. (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae)?. Taxon 65(2): 343-348, 4 figures.

Pocock, M.A. (1960). Haematococcus in southern Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 36: 5-55.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

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Verified by: 24 July 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Grünewald, K., Hagen, C. & Braune, W. (1997). Secondary carotenoid accumulation in flagellates of the green alge Haematococcus lacustris. European Journal of Phycology 32: 387-392, 7 figs.
Hagen, C., Braune, W. & Björn, L.O. (1994). Functional aspects of secondary carotenoids in Haematococcus lacustris (Volvocales). III. Action as a "sunshade". Journal of Phycology 30: 241-248, 10 figs.
Lee, Y.-K. & Ding, S.-Y. (1994). Cell cycle and accumulation of astaxanthin in Haematococcus lacustris (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 30: 445-449, 6 figs.
Lee, Y.-K. & Ding, S.-Y. (1995). Note: Effect of dissolved oxygen partial pressure on the accumulation of astaxanthin in chemostat cultures of Haematococcus lacustris (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 31: 922-924, 1 table.
Lee, Y.-K. & Soh, C.-W. (1991). Accumulation of astaxanthin in Haematococcus lacustris (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 27: 575-577, 2 tables.
Lund, J.W.G. (1950). Algological notes IV-VI. IV. Motility in unicellular and colonial Myxophyceae and records of the occurrence of some of the species in Great Britain. V. Chlamydomonas terricola Gerloff. VI. The distribution and ecology of Stephanosphaera pluvialis cohn with a note on Haematococcus lacustris Flotow e. Wille. Naturalist, Hull 1950: 143-148.
Rostafinski, J. (1875). Quelques mots sur l'Haematococcus lacustris et sur les bases d'une classification naturelle des algues Chlorosporées. Mémoires de la Société nationale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 19: 137-154.
Yong, Y.Y.R. & Lee, Y.K. (1991). Do carotenoids play a photoprotective role in the cytoplasm of Haematococcus lacustris (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 30: 257-261.

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