Conferva littoralis Linnaeus 1753

Pylaiella littoralis (Linnaeus) Kjellman

Current name: Pylaiella littoralis (Linnaeus) Kjellman
Pilayiella littoralis, lower intertidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio BárbaraIgnacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Conferva littoralis Linnaeus 1753: 1165

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.

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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Conferva is Conferva rupestris Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pylaiella littoralis (Linnaeus) Kjellman.

Type Information
Type locality: "in Europae marinis rupibus" [Europe]; (Silva & al. 1996: 572)LINN?;

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pertaining to the shore (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 20 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 November 2022

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