Acanthococcus antarcticus J.D.Hooker &
Acanthococcus antarcticus J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845: 261
Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1845). Algae antarcticae, being characters and descriptions of the hitherto unpublished species of algae, discovered in Lord Auckland's Group, Campbell's Island, Kerguelen's Land, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn and other southern circumpolar regions, during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror". London Journal of Botany 4: 249-276, 293-298.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Acanthococcus.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).
Callophyllis antarctica (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kützing 1847
Sphaerococcus subulatus var. nigrescens C.Agardh 1822
Gracilaria obtusangulum J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845
Gracilaria nigrescens (C.Agardh) J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847
Sphaerococcus nigrescens (C.Agardh) Kützing 1849
Cystoclonium spinuligerum J.Agardh 1849
Acanthococcus spinuliger (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851
Hommersand et al. (2009: 528) comment: "Acanthococcus appears to be absent from Antarctica." - (20 Jan 2010) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Boraso de Zaixso, A.L. (2013). Elementos para el estudio de las macroalgas de Argentina. Con colaboración de J.M. Zaixso. pp. -204. Comodoro Rivadavia: Universitaria de la Patagonia.
Hommersand, M.H., Moe, R.L., Amsler, C.D. & Fredericq, S. (2009). Notes on the systematics and biogeographical relationships of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Rhodophyta with descriptions of four new genera and five new species. Botanica marina 52: 509-534.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.
Peters, K.J., Amsler, C.D., Amsler, M.O., McClintock, J.B., Dunbar, R.B. & Baker, B.J. (2005). A comparative analysis of the nutritional and elemental composition of macroalgae from the western Antarctic Peninsula. Phycologia 44: 453-463.
Created: 29 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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Fredericq, S., Hommersand, M.H. & Leister, G.L. (1992). Morphology and systematics of Acanthococcus antarcticus (Cystocloniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 31: 101-118, 43 figs.
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