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Sphaerococcus armatus C.Agardh

Publication details
Sphaerococcus armatus C.Agardh 1827: 645

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1827). Neue Gattungen und Arten von Algen. Flora 10(41): 641-646.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria armata (C.Agardh) Greville

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), equipped, armed (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Ad Tergestrum [Trieste, Adriatic Sea] (Agardh 1827: 645). Lectotype: herb. alg. Agardh, LD 29091 (Gargiulo, De Masi & Tripodi 1992: 54). Notes: Lectotypified by S. Fredericq, August 1985.

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
Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.

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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 18 July 2019.

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