Arthrodesmus serratus Corda 1839

Desmodesmus serratus (Corda) S.S.An, Friedl & E.Hegewald

Current name: Desmodesmus serratus (Corda) S.S.An, Friedl & E.Hegewald
prox. National Botanic Garden of Wales. Collected by David John. - 17 March 2012. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Arthrodesmus serratus Corda 1839: 244, pl. VI [6]: fig. 35

Published in: Corda, A.J.C. (1839). Observations sur les Euastrées et les Cosmariées. Almanach de Carlsbad 9: 213-244, plates 3-4.

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Publication date: 1839

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Arthrodesmus is Arthrodesmus convergens Ehrenberg ex Ralfs.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmodesmus serratus (Corda) S.S.An, Friedl & E.Hegewald.

Type Information
Type locality: Czech Republic: Prague; (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype: Description of Corda (1939) only (exclusion of the illustration of Corda (1839: pl. 4, fig. 35): (Fawley et al. 2011: 35) Notes: According to Index Nominum Algarum, the lectotypification by Fawley et al. (2011: 35) is unacceptable since it excludes the sole typifiable element, the illustration.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), serrated, saw-edged with teeth pointing forwards (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 18 March 2003 by Andy Taylor.

Last updated: 25 July 2023

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