Gigartina nitens J.
Gigartina nitens J.Agardh 1899: 40
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1899). Analecta algologica, Continuatio V. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 35(4): 1-160, 3 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia radula (Esper) Edyvane & Womersley
Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), shining, gleaming (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Lectotypeype locality: Port Phillip Heads, Victoria (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 294). Lectotype (cystocarpic): Herb. Agardh, LD 23939 (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 294). Notes: Lectotype selected by Edyvane & Womersley (1994: 294); collected by Wilson, 30.i.1883(?).
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:
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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.