Fauchea peltata W.R.Taylor 1942

Publication Details
Fauchea peltata W.R.Taylor 1942: 113-114, pl. 3: fig. 9; pl. 16: figs 1-5

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1942). Caribbean marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expedition, 1939. Allan Hancock Atlantic Expedition Report 2: 1-193, 20 plates.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Fauchea is Fauchea repens (C.Agardh) Montagne & Bory.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Asteromenia peltata (W.R.Taylor) Huisman & A.J.K.Millar.

Type Information
Type locality: Isla Tortuga, Venezuela; (Taylor 1942: 113) Lectotype: 21 April 1939; dredged from 38-40m depth on a bottom of dead coral, sta. A44. No. 39-559; UC; LAM 500206 (Huisman & Millar 1996: 139) Notes: Herbarium Allan Hancock Foundation No. 6969. See Saunders et al. (2006: 1590) regarding the identity of specimens on the lectotype sheet.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), target-shaped.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 19 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 29 November 2007

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 November 2007. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 September 2022

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