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Sphaerococcus aculeatus Zanardini ex Frauenfeld, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus aculeatus Zanardini ex Frauenfeld 1855: 54, no fig., nom. illeg.

Published in: Frauenfeld, G. (1855). Die Algen der dalmatischen Küste: mit Hinzufügung der von Kützing im adriatischen überhaupt ausgefürten Arten. pp. [i]-xviii, 1-78, 26 pls. Wien [Vienna]: Druck und Verlag der Kaiserl. Königl. Hof. und Staatsdrukerel.
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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 Gloiocladia australis (J.Agardh) R.E.Norris

Basionym
Gloioderma tasmanica Zanardini

Type information
Type locality: "Hab. Georgetowntown, Tasmaniae - (Miss Goodwin.)" [Hobart, Tasmania, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 502). Type: MCVE (Womersley 1996: 100).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prickly, spine-like (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse, 1797. - (19 Feb 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Created: 19 February 2010 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 June 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.

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