Sphaerococcus crispus var. stellatus ( ) C.
Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackhouse) Guiry middle intertidal, Beach of Razo, Galicia, Spain, 2012
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Sphaerococcus crispus var. stellatus (Stackhouse) C.Agardh 1817: 25
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, -135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackhouse) Guiry
Fucus stellatus Stackhouse
Type locality: western shores of England (Stackhouse 1797: 53, pl. 12). Type: Stackhouse; Notes: The name has been typified with Stackhouse’s description in Withering (1797: 99); the original specimens have not been found. The figure in pl. 12 of Stackhouse (1797) could serve as a lectotype.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crisped, irregularly waved and twisted (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Guiry, M.D., West, J.A., Kim, D.-H. & Masuda, M. (1984). Reinstatement of the genus Mastocarpus Kützing (Rhodophyta). Taxon 33: 53-63.
Created: 15 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 02 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 March 2019.