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Nannochloris maculata Butcher

Publication details
Nannochloris maculata Butcher 1952: 181, pl. I [1]: figs 23-25

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
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Picochlorum maculatum (Butcher) Henley, Hironaka, Guillou, M.Buchheim, J.Buchheim, M.Fawley & K.Fawley

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spotted, blotched (Stearn 1973).

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

Habitat notes
According to INA the type locality is River Crouch (saline ditches) [estuarine?]. According to Henley et al. (2004) and Yamamoto et al. (2001) the habitat is marine/saline. - (23 Nov 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "First isolated from River Crouch [Essex, England], and common in saline ditches of that district." (Butcher 1952: 181).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Henley, W.J., Hironaka, J.L., Guillou, L., Buchheim, M.A., Buchheim, J.A., Fawley, M.W. & Fawley, K.P. (2004). Picochlorum oklahomensis gen. et sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 641-652.

Key references
Henley, W.J., Hironaka, J.L., Guillou, L., Buchheim, M.A., Buchheim, J.A., Fawley, M.W. & Fawley, K.P. (2004). Picochlorum oklahomensis gen. et sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 641-652.

Yamamoto, M., Nozaki, H. & Kawano, S. (2001). Evolutionary relationships among multiple modes of cell division in the genus Nannochloris (Chlorophyta) revealed by genome size, actin gene multiplicity, and phylogeny. Journal of Phycology 37: 106-120.

Yamamoto, M., Nozaki, H., Miyazawa, Y., Koide, T. & Kawano, S. (2003). Relationship between presence of a mother cell wall and speciation in the unicellular microalga Nannochloris (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 39(1): 172-184.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 September 2019.

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