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Aphanocapsa marina Hansgirg 1890

Publication details
Aphanocapsa marina Hansgirg in Foslie 1890: 169

Published in: Foslie, M. (1890). Contribution to knowledge of the marine algae of Norway. I. East-Finmarken. Tromsø Museums Aarshefter B 13: 1-186, pls 1-3.

Publication date: October 1890

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aphanocapsa is Aphanocapsa parietina (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli.

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

Type information
Type locality: Sydvaranger, Finnmark, Norway (Silva & al. 1996: 30).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in the sea (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Anacystis marina (Hansgirg) Drouet & Daily 1948
Microcystis marina (Hansgirg) Kossinskaja 1948
Microcystis marina (Hansgirg) P.C.Silva 1996

Habitat notes
Brackish pools and wet rocks in supralittoral and upper intertidal (Whitton in John et al. 2002). - (3 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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Key references
Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

Silva, S.M.F. & Pienaar, R.N. (2000). Some benthic marine cyanophyceae of Mauritius. Botanica Marina 43: 11-27, 86 figs.

Ulcay, S., Taskin, E., Kurt, O. & Öztürk, M. (2014). Marine benthic Cyanobacteria in Northern Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Turkish Journal of Botany 39: 173-188.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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