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Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) 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 erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; on rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; intertidal rock. 20 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Nothogenia erinacea (Turner) P.G.Parkinson Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; intertidal rock
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus erinaceus (Turner) C.Agardh 1817: xv. T. 26

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, [1]-135. 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 Nothogenia erinacea (Turner) P.G.Parkinson

Basionym
Fucus erinaceus Turner

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 112).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), prickly or hedgehog-like.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Created: 07 June 2016 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 07 June 2016 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 November 2018.

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