Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg 1832

Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg

Current name: Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, Lugol's, 1000x, DIC - 28 February 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Cryptomonas ovata Ehrenberg 1832: 57

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1832). Über die Entwickelung und Lebensdauer der Infusionsthiere; nebst ferneren Beiträgen zu einer Vergleichung ihrer organischen Systeme. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1831: 1-154, pls I-IV.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Cryptomonas.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: Berlin; (INA 1996) Lectotype: Permanent slide taken from strin CCAC 0064 (epitype) (Hoef-Emden & Melkonian 2003: 396) Notes: Lectotype: Ehrenberg 1834, BHUPM: drawing sheet no. 367: cell in the middle of the top row in the group of cells to the left; Epitype: Slide of strain CCAC 0064 and deposited at the CCAC under the designation CRYP.E.005 (designated by Hoef-Emden & Melkonian (2003: 396).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), ovate (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Diagnosis emended by Koef-Emden & Melkonian (2003: 396).

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 May 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 May 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 June 2024

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