Rhodomonas ovalis Nygaard 1950

Publication Details
Rhodomonas ovalis Nygaard 1950: 214, fig. 76

Published in: Nygaard, G. (1950 '1949'). Hydrobiological studies on some Danish ponds and lakes. Part II: The quotient hypothesis and some new or little known phytoplankton organisms. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 7(1): 1-294, 126 figs, 2 tables.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodomonas is Rhodomonas baltica Karsten.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pyrenomonas ovalis P.Kugrens, B.L.Clay & R.E.Lee.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 20 May 2014 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. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 April 2024

 
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