Asperococcus pusillus 1833
Asperococcus pusillus Carmichael in Harvey 1833: 277
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1833). Div. II. Confervoideae; Div. III. Gloiocladeae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 263-265, 265-266, 326-389, 389-405. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Litosiphon laminariae (Lyngbye) Harvey
Syntype localities: On Chorda filum Appin [Scotland]: Capt Carmichael. Meadfoot, Devonshire [England], Mrs Griffiths (Doty & Oguri 1956: 277). Type: TCD?
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Harvey (1833: 277) credited the name Asperococcus pusillus to %u201CCarm. MSS cum Ic.%u201D, and so the name should be solely ascribe to Carmichael. - (1 May 2012) - M.D. Guiry
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.
Created: 01 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 February 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.