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Sphaerococcus aculeatus Hering, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus aculeatus Hering 1841: 91, nom. illeg.

Published in: Hering, [K.] (1841). Diagnoses algarum novarum a cl. Dre. Ferdinand Krauss in Africa Australi lectarum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History [Series 1] 8: 90-92.
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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 Gracilaria aculeata (Hering) Papenfuss

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prickly, spine-like (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse, 1797. - (19 Feb 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Port Natal (Durban), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 154).

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Source of current name
Papenfuss, G.F. (1967). Notes on algal nomenclature - V. Various Chlorophyceae and Rhodophyceae. Phykos 5: 95-105.

Key references
Papenfuss, G.F. (1956). Notes on South African marine algae. IV. Journal of South African Botany 22: 65-77.

Created: 14 May 2001 by Sandy Lawson

Verified by: 29 June 2010 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 20 September 2018.

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