Ectocarpus hincksiae Harvey 1841

Hincksia hincksiae (Harvey) P.C.Silva

Current name: Hincksia hincksiae (Harvey) P.C.Silva
Zierikzee, the Netherlands; epiphytic on Chondrus crispus and Undaria pinnatifida, leg. et det. H. Stegenga - 12 June 2003. Herre Stegenga (

Publication Details
Ectocarpus hincksiae Harvey 1841: 40

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1841). A manual of the British algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of the known British species of sea-weeds and of Confervae both marine and fresh-water. pp. [i-v]-lvii, [1]-229. London: John Van Voorst.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ectocarpus is Ectocarpus siliculosus (Dillwyn) Lyngbye.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hincksia hincksiae (Harvey) P.C.Silva.

Origin of Species Name
, resembling, or growing on or in species of the genus Hincksia

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 30 August 2011

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 August 2011. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 30 November 2023

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