Pterocladia capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Bornet 1876

Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand

Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & HommersandLS, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2010 - 09 December 2011. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Pterocladia capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Bornet 1876: 57, pl. XX 20]: figs 1-7

Published in: Bornet, É. & Thuret, G. (1876). Notes algologiques recueil d'observations sur les algues. Fasc. 1. pp. i-xx, 1-70, pls I-XXV. Paris: G. Masson.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand.

Fucus capillaceus S.G.Gmelin

Type Information
Type locality: Locus, Mare mediterraneum [Mediterranean Sea]; (Gmelin 1768: 146) Lectotype: original illustration (Gmelin , 1768, pl. 15 fig.1). (epitype) (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 139)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), capillarg, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Widespread in temperate seas, extending into the subtropics (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 139)

Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 February 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 February 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2022

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