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Cryptomonas acuta Butcher 1952

Publication details
Cryptomonas acuta Butcher 1952: 188, pl. II [2]: figs 51-53

Published in: Butcher, R.W. (1952). Contributions to knowledge of the smaller marine algae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 31: 175-191, 2 pls.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cryptomonas is Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Teleaulax acuta (Butcher) D.R.A.Hill

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), acute, pointed; i.e. narrowing gradually and making an angle of less than 90° (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Isolated both from the River Crouch [Essex, England] and the Conway [Wales] tanks, but apparently not common. (Butcher 1952: 188).

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Source of current name
Hill, D.R.A. (1991). A revised circumscription of Cryptomonas (Cryptophyceae) based on examination of Australian strains. Phycologia 30: 170-188, 40 figs, 2 tables.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Percopo, I., Siano, R., Cerino, F., Sarno, D. & Zingone, A. (2011). Phytoplankton diversity during the spring bloom in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Botanica Marina 54(3): 243-267.

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