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Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) 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 distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
North of Spain, 2009. 08 Nov 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
North of Spain, 2009. 08 Nov 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
North of Spain, 2009. 08 Nov 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Spain; cortical cells. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Spain. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Spain. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Spain. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Madeira. Peter Wirtz. © Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com ).

 

Gelidium caloglossoides M.Howe

Liagora distenta (Mertens ex Roth) J.V.Lamouroux North of Spain, 2009
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus distentus (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh 1817: xvii

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 Liagora distenta (Mertens ex Roth) J.V.Lamouroux

Basionym
Fucus distentus Mertens ex Roth

Type information
Type locality: "Habitat prope Gades. Mertens." [Cadíz, Spain] (Roth 1806: 103). Type: BM

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), distended (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.

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Verified by: 31 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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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 10 December 2018.

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