Cryptomonas lima Ehrenberg 1860

Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F.Stein

Current name: Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F.SteinRobin Raine (

Publication Details
Cryptomonas lima Ehrenberg 1860: 793, fig. 73

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 Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F.Stein.

Type Information
Type locality: Sorrento, Bay of Naples; (Nagahama et al. 2011: 186) Lectotype: Ehrenberg 1873, fig. 25: (Nagahama et al. 2011: 186) Notes: Nagahama et al. (2011: 186) designate an epitype: Sorrento, Bay of Naples, Italy, 11 July 2004, Y. Nagahama, in Nagahama & Fukuyo 2005, fig. 2A.

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), file (meaning, a carpenter's tool).

Created: 03 September 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 April 2011

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 April 2011. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 June 2024

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