Gigartina spinella (C. )
Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing 1. Branches with spine-like branchlets. 2. Lateral cystocarps (immature). 3. Rhizoidal tufts issuing from tips. 4. Natural habitat (Vietnam, lobster farm).
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Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: lviii
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing
Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
Type locality: "Indiae occidentalis" (West Indies) Type: LD Herb. alg. Agardh 33888 (Yoshida 1998: 744). Notes: Dawson (1961: 238) gives the following additional data: collected in coral, by Aspergen. According to Haroun & Prud'homme van Reine, 1993: 122) the lectotype (in LD) is herb Ag. 33888, "Vestindien"
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 30 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy 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 17 February 2020.