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Ectocarpus variabilis (De A.Saunders) G.M.Smith, nom. illeg.

Publication details
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.

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 Ectocarpus commensalis Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Basionym
Ectocarpus confervoides f. variabilis D.A.Saunders

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Ectocarpus variabilis Vickers, 1905 - (28 Jan 2009) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
See Cormaci et al. (2012: 239) regarding the uncertain status of this entity in the Mediterranean. - (25 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

Key references
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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Verified by: 25 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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