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Sphaerococcus setaceus Kützing, nom. illeg.

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

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 edulis (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva

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
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

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
Lyra, G.D.M., Costa, E.D.S., Jesus, P.B. de, Matos, J.C.G. de, Caires, T.A., Oliveira, M.C., Oliveira, E.C., Xi, Z., Nunes, J.M.D.C. & Davis, C.C. (2015). Phylogeny of Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyte): evidence from plastid and mitochondrial nucleotide sequences. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 356-366.

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: 28 May 2015 by Wendy Guiry

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Wendy 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 22 September 2018.

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