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Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh

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 spinellus C.Agardh
1. Branches with spine-like branchlets. 2. Lateral cystocarps (immature). 3. Rhizoidal tufts issuing from tips. 4. Natural habitat (Vietnam, lobster farm).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
Panama. Saboga-Las Perlas. Habit showing numerous spur-like branchlets.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing central filament surrounded by 5 pericentral cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
Panama. Transverse section of branch cortex.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing small lateral branchlet.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

 

Fucus turbinatus Linnaeus

Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing Panama. Saboga-Las Perlas. Habit showing numerous spur-like branchlets.
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh 1822: 323

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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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 Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Indiae occidentalis" (West Indies) Type: LD Herb. alg. Agardh 33888 (Yoshida 1998: 744). Notes: Dawson (1961: 238) gives the following additional data: collected in coral, by Aspergen. According to Haroun & Prud'homme van Reine, 1993: 122) the lectotype (in LD) is herb Ag. 33888, "Vestindien"

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Source of current name
Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.

Key references
Haroun, R.J. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1993). A biogeographical study of Laurencia and Hypnea species of the Macaronesian region. Courier Forsch. 159: 119-125, 2 figs, 5 tables.

Jesus, P.B., Nauer, F., Lyra, G.M., Cassano, V., Oliveira, M.C., Nunes, J.M.C. & Schnadelbach, A.S. (2016). Species-delimitation and phylogenetic analyses of some cosmopolitan species of Hypnea (Rhodophyta) reveal synonyms and misapplied names to H. cervicornis, including a new species from Brazil. Journal of Phycology 52(5): 774-792.

Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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