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Sphaerococcus obtusus (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 obtusus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Sphaerococcus obtusus (Hudson) Wahlenberg
Madeira. Peter Wirtz. © Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com ).

 

Myriogramme multinervis (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin

Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux Selce, northern Croatia
© Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus obtusus (Hudson) Wahlenberg 1826: 897

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 Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

Basionym
Fucus obtusus Hudson

Type information
Type locality: Southern England (Hastings, Sussex; Devon (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 38). Lectotype: BM-K, ex Herb. Hudson (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 398). Notes: Undated, unlocalized Maggs & Hommersand (1993:308).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (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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Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 November 2018.

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