Pyramimonas octopus Moestrup & Kristiansen 1987
Pyramimonas octopus Moestrup & Kristiansen in Moestrup, Hori & A.Kristiansen 1987: 341, figs 1-49
Published in: Moestrup, Ø., Hori, T. & Kristiansen, A. (1987). Fine structure of Pyramimonas octopus sp. nov., an octoflagellated benthic species of Pyramimonas (Prasinophyceae), with some observations on its ecology. Nor. J. Bot. 7: 339-352.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Danish island Saltholm in Øresund (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: fig. 45 (Moestrup & Kristiansen, 1987): Aase Kristiansen; brackish water. (Index Nominum Algarum
Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), octopus.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a brackish species.
Suda, S. (2004). Taxonomic characterization of Pyramimonas aurea sp. nov. (Prasinophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 682-692.
Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.
Created: 30 May 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Moestrup, Ø., Hori, T. & Kristiansen, A. (1987). Fine structure of Pyramimonas octopus sp. nov., an octoflagellated benthic species of Pyramimonas (Prasinophyceae), with some observations on its ecology. Nor. J. Bot. 7: 339-352.
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