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Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Sphaerococcaceae
Genus Sphaerococcus

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Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering 1841: 91

Published in: Hering, [K.] (1841). Diagnoses algarum novarum a cl. Dre. Ferdinand Krauss in Africa Australi lectarum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History [Series 1] 8: 90-92.
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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 Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a small platter.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: [Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 293). Type: HBG (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 113). Notes: This type locality was first reported by Papenfuss (1940a: 220). [HBG, see Simons, 1983]. Collector : Ferdinand Krauss (Index Nominum Algarum). No locality is mentioned by Hering.

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Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

Key references
Searles, R.B. (1969). Observations on the morphology of Trematocarpus dichotomus K├╝tzing and the status of the genus Dicurella. Phycologia 8(1): 21-25.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 25 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 September 2012 by Wendy Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Simons, R.H. (1983). The genus Trematocarpus (Sarcodiaceae, Rhodophyta) in southern Africa and the exclusion of Sphaerococcus (Chondrus) scutellatus. Bothalia 14: 803-808, 13 figs.

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Wendy 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 21 September 2018.

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