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Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Sphaerococcaceae
Genus Sphaerococcus

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Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Detalle de las ramas. Foto: Ángel Moreira.

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
South west of France, 2014,. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Hypnea musciformis, microscope tetrasporangia, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2009, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Hypnea musciformis, microscope, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2009, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Hypnea musciformis, microscope, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2009, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Hypnea musciformis, lower intertidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
South of Portugal, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Hawaii; hooked apices; scale 1 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman; scale 1 mm.

Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

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Publication details
Sphaerococcus musciformis (Wulfen) C.Agardh 1822: 326

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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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 Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux

Basionym
Fucus musciformis Wulfen

Type information
Type locality: Trieste, Italy (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 300).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moss-like.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.

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Verified by: 06 February 2017 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 20 July 2018.

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