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Hormoceras gracillimum Kützing

Publication details
Hormoceras gracillimum Kützing 1842: 733

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hormoceras is Hormoceras diaphanum (Lightfoot) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very slender (Neal 1993).

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

Taxonomic notes
Hormoceras gracillimum Kützing (1842: 733) should be referred to Ceramium diaphanum (Womersley 1978: 236); Ceramium gracillimum sensu Griffiths & Harvey corresponds to C. flaccidum (Womersley 1978: 234) (Furnari et al., 1999).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Trieste, Italy (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 920).

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.

Key references
Nakamura, Y. (1965). Species of the genera Ceramium and Campylaephora, especially those of northern Japan. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 5(2): 119-180.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 27 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2019.

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