Ectocarpus irregularis Kützing 1845

Feldmannia irregularis (Kützing) Hamel

Current name: Feldmannia irregularis (Kützing) Hamel
January, Italy (Thyrrhenian, Golfo di Policastro, Scalea) - 01 July 2024. Luigi Campagna (

Publication Details
Ectocarpus irregularis Kützing 1845: 234

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1845). Phycologia germanica, d. i. Deutschlands Algen in bündigen Beschreibungen. Nebst einer Anleitung zum Untersuchen und Bestimmen dieser Gewächse für Anfänger. pp. [i]-x, [1]-340 ['240']. Nordhausen: zu finden bei Wilh. Köhne.

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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 Feldmannia irregularis (Kützing) Hamel.

Type Information
Type locality: Adriatic Sea; (Silva & al. 1996: 564) Type: On Laurencia obtusa; Notes: According to Womersley (1987), the type specimen may be in L but apparently not located (Clayton 1974: 779).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), irregular (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 23 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 July 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 July 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 26 February 2024

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