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Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (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 corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
middle intertidal, South of Portugal, 2011. 01 Jan 0001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; margins of pools. 29 Mar 2012. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mikeguiry@me.com).

Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
Chyandour, Cornwall; tetrasporangial plant. 10 Nov 2011. David Fenwick. © David Fenwick (davidfenwicksnr@googlemail.com).

Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
Chyandour, Cornwall; tetrasporangial plant. 10 Nov 2011. David Fenwick. © David Fenwick (davidfenwicksnr@googlemail.com).

Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
Gelidium ? pulchellum on limpet, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
Gelidium pulchellum, Fountainstown, Co. Cork. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh
Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; late-summer plants in a rock-pool. 04 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Neogoniolithon notarisii var. insidiosa (Solms-Laubach) Hamel & Lemoine

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing Chyandour, Cornwall; tetrasporangial plant
© David Fenwick (davidfenwicksnr@googlemail.com)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh 1822: 283 (as 'Sphaerococcus corneus [kappa] pulchellus' )

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. 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 Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing

Basionym
Fucus corneus var. pulchellus Turner

Type information
England: Devon: Sidmouth.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), horny, hard and close-textured but not brittle (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 24 December 2018 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 24 December 2018 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 July 2019.

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