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Sphaerococcus aculeatus Zanardini ex Frauenfeld, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus aculeatus Zanardini ex Frauenfeld 1855: 54, no fig., nom. illeg.

Published in: Frauenfeld, G. (1855). Die Algen der dalmatischen Küste: mit Hinzufügung der von Kützing im adriatischen überhaupt ausgefürten Arten. pp. [i]-xviii, 1-78, 26 pls. Wien [Vienna]: Druck und Verlag der Kaiserl. Königl. Hof. und Staatsdrukerel.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gloioderma australe J.Agardh

Basionym
Gloioderma tasmanicum Zanardini

Type information
Type locality: "Hab. Georgetowntown, Tasmaniae - (Miss Goodwin.)" [Hobart, Tasmania, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 502). Type: MCVE (Womersley 1996: 100).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prickly, spine-like (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse, 1797. - (19 Feb 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Created: 19 February 2010 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 16 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 February 2020.

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