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Sphaerococcus spinulosus Kützing

Publication details
Sphaerococcus spinulosus Kützing 1868: 30, table 85a, b

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 Hypnea saidana Holmes

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

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

Taxonomic notes
Although Kützing's specimen is sterile, it anantomically and morphologically matches Hypnea saidana Holmes 1896 (see discussion in Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 546)).

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: 546). Holotype: Vieillard; 1863; L 941,51-61 (barcode L 0056140) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard # 2118.

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Source of current name
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.

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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 15 December 2018.

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