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Spatoglossum variabile Figari & De Notaris

Publication details
Spatoglossum variabile Figari & De Notaris 1853: 153, fig. IV

Published in: Figari, A. & De Notaris, G. (1853). Nuovi materiali per l'algologia del mar Rosso. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino Ser. 2, 13 (Cl. Sc. Fis. e Mat.): 133-169, 1 plate.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Spatoglossum is Spatoglossum solieri (Chauvin ex Montagne) Kützing.

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

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota variabile (Figari & De Notaris) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1878

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Suez, Egypt; Aqaba,Jordan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 609).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spatoglossum variabile Figari & De Notaris)
Africa: Egypt (Aleem 1950, Papenfuss 1968, Ribera et al. 1992), Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Somalia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), Goa (Pereira & Almeida 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010, Rao & Gupta 2015), Iran (Sohrabipour & Rabii 1999), Jordan (Papenfuss 1968), Lebanon (Bitar et al. 2017 ), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Yemen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936), Taiwan (Anon. 2012).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 83) being first found in Sinai, Egypt) in 1944. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Key references
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Created: 11 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Ahmad, V.U., Perveeen, S., Uddin, S., Bano, S., Shaikh, W. & Shameel, M. (1994). Isolation and structure elucidation of sterols from the brown algae Myriogloia sciurus and Spatoglossum variabile. Hamdard Medicus 37: 54-59.
Shaikh, W., Shameel, M., Khan, R., Usmanghani, K. & Ahmad, V.U. (1990). Phycochemical studies on Spatoglossum variabile (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta). Pakistan J Bot 22(2): 100-105.

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