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Spatoglossum variabile Figari & De Notaris 1853

Publication details
Spatoglossum variabile Figari & De Notaris 1853: 153, fig. IV [4]

Published in: Figari, A. & De Notaris, G. (1853). Nuovi materiali per l'algologia del mar Rosso. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino Ser. 2, 13 (Cl. Sc. Fis. e Mat.): 133-169, 1 plate.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Spatoglossum is Spatoglossum solieri (Chauvin ex Montagne) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Syntype localities: Suez, Egypt; Aqaba,Jordan (Silva & al. 1996: 609).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota variabile (Figari & De Notaris) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1878

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 83) being first found in Sinai, Egypt) in 1944. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spatoglossum variabile Figari & De Notaris)
Africa: Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Somalia (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Egypt (Aleem 1950, Papenfuss 1968, Ribera & al. 1992), Iran (Sohrabipour & Rabii 1999, Kokabi & Yousefzadi 2015), Israel (Israel & Einav 2017), Jordan (Papenfuss 1968), Oman (Wynne 2018), Yemen (Silva & al. 1996).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), Goa (Pereira & Almeida 2014), India (Silva & al. 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010, Rao & Gupta 2015), Lebanon (Bitar & al. 2017 ), Pakistan (Silva & al. 1996, Aisha & Shameel 2017).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936).

Key references
Agardh, J.G. (1882). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Andra afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 17(4): 1-134, 3 plates.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photographs and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Created: 11 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 February 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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Ahmad, V.U., Perveeen, S., Uddin, S., Bano, S., Shaikh, W. & Shameel, M. (1994). Isolation and structure elucidation of sterols from the brown algae Myriogloia sciurus and Spatoglossum variabile. Hamdard Medicus 37: 54-59.
Shaikh, W., Shameel, M., Khan, R., Usmanghani, K. & Ahmad, V.U. (1990). Phycochemical studies on Spatoglossum variabile (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta). Pakistan J Bot 22(2): 100-105.

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