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Gigartina muricata Postels & Ruprecht, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Gigartina muricata Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 16, nom. illeg.

Published in: Postels, A. & Ruprecht, F. (1840). Illustrationes algarum in itinere circum orbem jussu imperatoris Nicolai I. Atque auspiciis navarchi Friderici L├╝tke annis 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829 celoce Seniavin exsecuto in Oceano pacifico, inprimis septemtrionale ad littora rossica asiatico-americana collectarum. pp. [i-vi ], [i]- iv, 1-28 [1-2, index], [Latin:] [-iv], [1]-22, [1-2, index], 40 pls. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Typis Eduardi Pratz.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Endocladia muricata (Endlicher) J.Agardh

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered wiith short, hard points.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Gigartina muricata (S.G. Gmelin) J.V. Lamouroux. - (18 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Ad insulam Sitcha lapidibus affixam legit :Kastalsky; ad Unalaschka: Merck (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 16). Notes: Dawson (1953: 95) indicated that the holotype has not been designated, and that syntypes of Kastalsky and of Merk, if extant, are probably in the Herbarium of the Botanical Garden of Leningrad, Russia. Two syntype localities indicated: Sitka Island and Unalaska, Alaska.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2018.

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