Gastrophycus ovalis Link 1833: 240
Published in: Link, H.F. (1833). Handbuch zur Erkennung der nutzbarsten und am häufigsten vorkommenden Gewächse. Dritter Theil. pp. i-xviii, 1-536. Berlin: Haude & Spener.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gastrophycus is Gastrophycus kaliformis (Goodenough & Woodward) Link.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gastroclonium ovatum (Hudson) Papenfuss
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: based on an illegitimate name, Fucus ovalis Hudson, 1778. - (24 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 28 August 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 February 2019.