Ectocarpus variabilis (De A. ) G.M.Smith, nom. illeg.
Ectocarpus variabilis (De A.Saunders) G.M.Smith 1942: 647, figs 1-4, nom. illeg.
Published in: Smith, G.M. (1942). Notes on some brown algae from the Monterey Peninsula, California. American Journal of Botany 29: 645-653, 13 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ectocarpus commensalis Setchell & N.L.Gardner
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Ectocarpus variabilis Vickers, 1905 - (28 Jan 2009) - M.D. Guiry
See Cormaci et al. (2012: 239) regarding the uncertain status of this entity in the Mediterranean. - (25 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
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.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Created: 09 September 2007 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2019.