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Trematocarpus fragilis (C.Agardh) De Toni

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Plocamiales
Family Sarcodiaceae
Genus Trematocarpus


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Trematocarpus fragilis (C.Agardh) De Toni
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Trematocarpus fragilis (C.Agardh) De Toni South Africa
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Publication details
Trematocarpus fragilis (C.Agardh) De Toni 1900: 417

Published in: De Toni, G.B. (1900). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. IV. Florideae. Sectio II. pp. [i-iv], 387-774 + 775-776 [Index]. Patavii [Padova]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Trematocarpus is Trematocarpus dichotomus Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Sphaerococcus fragilis C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 322).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus fragilis C.Agardh 1822
Chondrus fragilis (C.Agardh) Greville 1830
Dicurella fragilis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1852

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Barrientos, E. & Alveal, K. (2005). Evidencias morfológicas y reproductivas para una circunscripción nueva del género Trematocarpus (Rhodophyta, Sarcodiaceae). Morphological and reproductive evidence for a new circumscription of the genus Trematocarpus (Rhodophyta, Sarcodiaceae). Ciencias Marinas 31(2): 3990412.

Searles, R.B. (1969). Observations on the morphology of Trematocarpus dichotomus Kützing and the status of the genus Dicurella. Phycologia 8(1): 21-25.

Withall, R.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2007 '2006'). Combining small and large subunit ribosomal DNA genes to resolve relationships among orders of the Rhodymeniophycidae (Rhodophyta): recognition of the Acrosymphytales ord. nov. and Sebdeniales ord. nov. European Journal of Phycology 41: 379-394.

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