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Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Sphaerococcaceae
Genus Sphaerococcus

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Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland. 25 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Scotland, Oban area east coast. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).

Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Murles Point, Co. Donegal, Ireland; to 100 mm long. 25 May 1994. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland; plants from 5-10 m subtidally; to 90 mm long. 26 May 1994. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; growing epiphytically on Corallina officinalis in pool. 26 Mar 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Hypnea episcopalis J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse Scotland, Oban area east coast
© Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg 1826: 898

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 Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse

Basionym
Fucus alatus Hudson

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), winged (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Created: 30 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi

Verified by: 23 September 2004 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 22 September 2018.

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