Nostoc marinum C. , nom. inval. 1810
Nostoc marinum C.Agardh 1810: 45, nom. inval.
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1810). Dispositio algarum Sueciae, quam, publico examini subjiciunt Carl Adolf Agardh...& Gustav Sannberg Blekingus die viii decembris mdcccx. p. i. h. & l.s. pp. Pars 1: -16. Lundae: Litteris Berlingianis.
Publication date: 8 Dec 1810
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leathesia marina (Lyngbye) Decaisne
Sweden: Båstad, on Zostera marina (Index Nominum Algarum).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in the sea (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The genus Tremella Linnaeus (1753: 1157) was lectotypified by Tremella nostoc Linnaeus by Donk (1958: 245). As this is an entity with a later starting point (ICBN Art. 13.1, Nostocaceae heterocystaceae), under the provisions of ICBN Art. 13.2, all included species in the genus Tremella thus also have a later starting point (1 January 1886), regardless of their current generic placement. Tremella difformis Linnaeus (1755: 429) is thus not a valid name dating from 1755. Nostoc marinum C. Agardh (1812: 45) is similarly invalid. The earliest valid name that can be used for the entity widely known as Leathesia difformis is Chaetophora marina Lyngbye (Pedroche et al. 2008: 60). Leathesia difformis can be ascribed to J.E. Areschoug, 1847, but priority must be given to Leathesia marina (Lyngbye) Decaisne, 1842. - (12 Mar 2009) - M.D. Guiry
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Nostoc marinum C.Agardh)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).
Source of current name
Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.
Created: 01 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 November 2020 by G.M. Guiry
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 May 2021.