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Sphaerococcus canaliculatus Kützing, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus canaliculatus Kützing 1868: 29, pl. 82: figs. d, e, nom. illeg.

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 Gracilaria canaliculata Sonder

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), canaliculate, with a longitudinal channel or groove (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia (South & Skelton 2003: 722). Holotype: Vieillard; 1863; L 941,61-93 (barcode L 0194040) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard # 2128.

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Key references
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

Created: 23 May 1999 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 21 October 2018.

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