Gigartina gigantea J.
Gigartina gigantea J.Agardh 1885: 31
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia radula (Esper) Edyvane & Womersley
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), huge.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Orford, Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 293). Lectotype: Meredith; Calm water. Herb. Agardh, LD 23925 (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 293). Notes: A possible isolectotype in MEL, 652098.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:
Created: 13 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 02 July 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 July 2019.