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Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Hydrodictyaceae
Genus Tetraedron


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Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg
Wyoming, USA: 1000x, DIC. 16 Sep 2013. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg
Various life-cycle stages and views. Park Pond, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK.. 31 Oct 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


Lithothamnion magellanicum f. crenulata Foslie

Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg Various life-cycle stages and views. Park Pond, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Tetraëdron minimum (A.Braun) Hansgirg 1888: 131

Published in: Hansgirg, A. (1888). Ueber die Süsswasseralgen-Gattungen Trochiscia Ktz. (Acanthococcus Lagrh., Glochiococcus De-Toni) und Tetraëdron Ktz. (Astericium Corda, Polyedrium Näg., Cerasterias Reinsch). Hedwigia 27(5/6): 126-132.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Tetraëdron is Tetraëdron regulare Kützing.

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

Polyedrium minimum A.Braun

Type information
[Freiburg] (Silva 1996-to date).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very little, very least (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polyedrium minimum A.Braun 1855

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tetraëdron platyisthmum (W.Archer) G.S.West
Tetraëdron quadratum (Reinsch) Hansgirg 1889
Tetraëdron minimum var. apiculato-scrobiculatum Skuja 1956

Nomenclatural notes
1889: 133 (INA). - (27 Feb 2019) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
In plankton and associated with submerged surfaces in many types of aquatic habitat, most common in ponds and small lakes (John & Tsarenko 2002). - (6 Jul 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Andreyeva, V.M (1998). Poczvennye i aerophilnye zelyonye vodorosli (Chlorophyta: Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales). Terrestrial and aerophilic green algae (Chlorophyta: Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales). pp. [1]-349, [2], 108 pls. St Petersberg: "NAUKA".

Hindák, F. (1980). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). II. Biologicke Práce 26: 1-195.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. 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. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Verified by: 27 February 2019 by Wendy Guiry

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