Gigartina muricata & , nom. illeg.
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 Lütke 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], -22, [1-2, index], 40 pls. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Typis Eduardi Pratz.
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.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Gigartina muricata (S.G. Gmelin) J.V. Lamouroux. - (18 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina muricata Postels & Ruprecht)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).
Created: 07 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 18 August 2006 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 April 2019.