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Sphaerococcus obtusatus (Sonder) Kützing

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 obtusatus (Sonder) Kützing
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Sphaerococcus obtusatus (Sonder) Kützing

 

Acrochaetium alcyonidii C.-C.Jao

Tylotus obtusatus (Sonder) J.Agardh Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus obtusatus (Sonder) Kützing 1849: 784

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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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 Tylotus obtusatus (Sonder) J.Agardh

Basionym
Chondrus obtusatus Sonder

Type information
Lectotype locality: Geographe Bay, Western Australia (Kraft 1977: 245). Lectotype: Preiss; Herb. Sonder, MEL 44500 (Kraft 1977: 245).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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.

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