Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.
Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia.
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Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh 1848: 243
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, -363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus retortus Mertens
Type locality: not specified ("Novae Hollandiae") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 646). Type: PC (Womersley 1987: 392). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Womersley (1964: 92) for more information on the type locality of this species.
According to Silva et al. (1996) the name Cystophora distenta was misapplied to this species by Sonder (1880: 4), Lucas (1909: 12) and Laing (1927: 143) and the name Blossevillea distenta was misapplied by Lindauer (1947: 561).
This is a marine species.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
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