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Sphaerococcus setaceus Kützing, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus setaceus Kützing 1868: 26, pl. 73: figs a, b, nom. illeg.

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1866). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XVI pp. i-iii, 1-35, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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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 Hydropuntia edulis (S.G.Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), bristle-like, setaceous (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
illegitimate: not Sphaerococcus setaceus J. Agardh ex Frauenfeld 1854 (INA; Lyra et al., 2015). - (28 May 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 546), this represents Gracilaria edulis (S. Gmelin) Silva (1952). According to Gurgel & Fredericq (2004), G. edulis is a synonym of Hydropuntia edulis (S.G. Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq 2004.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Holotype: Vieillard; L 941,61-95 (barcode L 0194044) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard # 2028.

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Source of current name
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Key references
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

Created: 28 February 2006 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 05 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in 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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