Sphaerococcus dentatus ( ) C.
Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye Scotland, Oban area east coast
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Sphaerococcus dentatus (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1817: 22
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 Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye
Fucus dentatus Linnaeus
Type locality: Hab. oc. Atl. [Atlantic Ocean] (Linnaeus 1767: 135). Holotype: LINN 1274.72 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 298).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), toothed, usually with sharp teeth pointing outwards (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, -248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
Created: 02 June 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 01 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 November 2018.