Digenea dichotoma Audouin
Digenea dichotoma Audouin 1828: 86
Published in: Audouin, V. (1828). Explication sommaire des planches d'Hydrophytes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, publiées par Jules-César Savigny, membre de l'Institute: offerent un exposé des charactères naturels des genres, avec la distinction des espèces. In: Description de l'Égypte our recueile et des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Secondé édition. Vol. 23. (France (Commission d'Égypte) Eds), pp. 79-87. Paris: Panckoucke.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Silva & Lipkin (2003: 380) note that "'Algues', pl. 2, fig. 3 (Fig. 7) was considered by Audouin (1826b, p. 249: 1828b, p. 86) to be a previously undescribed species of Digenea, which he named D. dichotoma, In fact, the illustrations in Savigny's Ag. 3 look exactly like thoroughly washed Galaxaura mgosa (Ellis et Solander) Lamouroux, a species that almost always is heavily silted in the field and thus does not resemble Savigny's figure. The illustrated details of the thin lateral branches also agree with those of G. rugosa." - (3 Jul 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Silva, P.C. & Lipkin, Y. (2003). Marine algae published by Savigny in the zoological part of "Description de l'Égypte". Cryptogamie, Algologie 24(4): 371-386, 17 figs.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 July 2019.