Gigartina spinosa (Kützing) , nom. illeg.
Gigartina spinosa (Kützing) Harvey 1853: 177, pl. 28: fig. B, nom. illeg.
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], -258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus spinosus (Kützing) Guiry
Mastocarpus spinosus Kützing
Type locality: California [Monterey Co., California, USA; Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139] (Kützing 1847: 24). Lectotype: Dr T. Coulter; 1831-1833; L 941.27.143 (Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva, Bassson & Moe (1996: 331), Fucus spinosus Linnaeus was an illegitimate renaming of Fucus denticulatus Burman, which name Linnaeus cites. Gigartina spinosa (Linnaeus) Greville, being based on Fucus spinosus , is thus illegitimate. The name Gigartina spinosa (Kützing) Harvey is therefore legitimate. - (18 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Monterey, California (Dawson 1961: 275). Type: T. Coulter; no date; Kutzing Herbarium, Rijksherbariu, Leiden, Netherlands (Dawson 1961: 275).
Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Created: 01 October 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 August 2009 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 25 September 2018.