Cladophora aegagropila (Linnaeus) Trevisan microscope, freshwater aquarium, Galicia, Spain, 2012
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Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus 1753: 1167 (as 'agagropila' )
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera
relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aegagropila linnaei Kützing
Origin of species name
Noun (Greek), a ball of hair or a concretion found in the stomach of the goat and other ruminants.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Linnaeus wrote the epithet with a lower-case "A" suggesting perhaps that he intended the epithet as am adjective; later authors have treated it as a noun. - (6 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Syntype localities: "Habitus in Suecuae lacubus Dannemora, Stockholmiae" [Dannemorasjön Uppland; Stockholm; Sweden] (Linnaeus 1753: 1168). Lectotype: LINN 1277.49 (Hoek 1963: 51). Notes: Hoek does not specify a locality for the lectotype. Two specimens are present in LINN (1277.48 and 1277.49). The former is labelled in Linnaeus's handwriting "21" and the latter "21/globosa/*. Species plantarum no. 21 is Conferva agagropila [sic]. Dannemorasjön is a shallow eutrophic lake in Uppland, typical of Aegagropila habitat.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Hanyuda, T., Wakana, I., Arai, S., Miyaji, K., Watano, Y. & Ueda, K. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships within Cladophorales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) inferred from 18S rRNA gene sequences with special reference to Aegagropila linnaei. Journal of Phycology 38: 564-571.
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, -238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.
Hoek, C. van den (1963). Revision of the European species of Cladophora. pp. [i]-vii, -248, 1 fig., 55 pls, 18 maps. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 27 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Nees von Esenbeck, P. (1824). Bemerkungen über Conferva coactilis Sauter und Conferva aegagropila auct. Flora (Jena) 7(18): 273-277.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 April 2019.