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Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh

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 pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal clumps. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
South Africa; harvester. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
South Africa; harvesting. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh
South Africa; harvester. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

 

Gelidium pristoides (Turner) Kützing Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus pristoides (Turner) C.Agardh 1822: 234

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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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 Gelidium pristoides (Turner) Kützing

Basionym
Fucus pristoides Turner

Type information
Type locality: False Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 142).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W., Bolton, J.J. & Anderson, R.J. (2002). A reassessment and reclassification of species in the genera Onikusa Akatsuka and Suhria J. Agardh ex Endlicher (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Botanica Marina 45: 548-558.

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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 16 November 2018.

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