Acanthoceras shuttleworthianum Kützing 1842

Ceramium shuttleworthianum (Kützing) Rabenhorst

Current name: Ceramium shuttleworthianum (Kützing) Rabenhorst
Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; mid-shore rock platforms on Mytilus edulis. Extraordinarily abundant. 10.5 mm lens. - 25 March 2005. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Acanthoceras shuttleworthianum Kützing 1842: 739

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1842 '1841'). Ueber Ceramium Ag.. Linnaea 15(6): 727-746.

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Publication date: February-March 1842

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Acanthoceras.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium shuttleworthianum (Kützing) Rabenhorst.

Type Information
Type locality: an den irischen Küsten: Shuttleworth! [Ireland]; (Kützing 1842: 739) Lectotype: Shuttleworth; L; 940.265.127 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 72) Notes: No more precise locality is known in Ireland, although Shuttleworth is known to have been in Renvyl, Co. Galway in July, 1832 (M.E. Mitchell, pers. comm., Nov. 2001). He appears to have sent several Irish specimens to Kützing.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 25 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 21 April 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 April 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 April 2024

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