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Scinaia trigona (Clemente) Trevisan

Publication details
Scinaia trigona (Clemente) Trevisan 1848: 145, adnot.

Published in: Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Scinaia is Scinaia forcellata Bivona-Bernardi.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J.Agardh

Basionym
Fucus trigonus Clemente

Type information
Syntype localities: Cádiz, Puerto de Santa María and Rota, Spain (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 114).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), tigone, thickening of angles [of cells] (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cylindrical, gelatinous but firm, brownish-red fronds, 5 mm wide, 100 mm long, dichotomously branched from a small discoid base.

Habitat
On stones, shells and maerl in the shallow subtidal of southern and western coasts north to Pembroke and Galway, not common.

Key characteristics
Firmly gelatinous with cylindrical thallus. Lack of constrictions.

Similar species
S. interrupta is larger and lighter in colour and mature plants are frequently consticted.

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Source of current name
Cremades, J. (1993). Contribución al conocimiento de la obra ficológica de Simón de Rojas Clemente (1777-1827) y tipificación de los nuevos nombres de su Ensayo. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 51(1): 3-32, 10 figs.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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