Sphaerococcus pinastroides Stackhouse 1797: xxiv
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1797). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 2. pp. ix-xxiv, 31-70, pls IX-XIII. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halopithys incurva (Hudson) Batters
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
When Gmelin (1768) published Fucus pinastroides, he cited Fucus incurvus as a synonym. Gmelin’s name is thus superfluous, illegitimate, and not priorable. Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 495) therefore treat Sphaerococcus pinnastroides Stackhouse as a nomen novum in accordance with Art. 58.3 of the ICBN.
This is a marine species.
Created: 10 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 September 2004 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 23 September 2018.