Penicillus capitatus Lamarck 1813

Penicillus capitatus Lamarck

Current name: Penicillus capitatus Lamarck
Lower reef slope, inter-reefal, 22m, east Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef - 20 January 2012. Russell Kelley (

Publication Details
Penicillus capitatus Lamarck 1813: 299

Published in: Lamarck, [J.B.P.A.] de (1813). Sur les polypiers empâtés. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 294-312, 370-386, 432-458.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Penicillus.

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

Type Information
Asia (Corallina Penicillus Linnaeus; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), with a knob-like head or tip (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 08 September 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 March 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 September 2023

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