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Sphaerococcus attenuatus C.Agardh

Publication details
Sphaerococcus attenuatus C.Agardh 1823: 334

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 Dicranema attenuatum (C.Agardh) Okamura

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

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

Nomenclatural notes
1822: 334 (INA). - (16 Jun 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: New Holland (Kraft 1977: 233). Type: Desfontaines; Herb. Agardh, LD (Kraft 1977: 233).

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
Kraft, G.T. (1977). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). II. The Dicranemaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 25: 219-267, 20 figs.

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Wendy 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 17 July 2019.

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