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Hincksia irregularis (Kützing) C.Amsler 1991

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ectocarpales
Family Acinetosporaceae
Genus Hincksia


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Hincksia irregularis (Kützing) C.Amsler
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Foto: Ángel Moreira..


Trachelomonas rotundata (Playfair) Playfair

Feldmannia irregularis (Kützing) Hamel recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Foto: Ángel Moreira.

Publication details
Hincksia irregularis (Kützing) C.Amsler in Schneider & Searles 1991: 120, figs 129-131

Published in: Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1991). Seaweeds of the southeastern United States. Cape Hatteras to Cape Canaveral. pp. xiv + 553, 563 figs, 2 tables. Durham & London: Duke University Press.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Hincksia is Hincksia ramulosa J.E.Gray.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Feldmannia irregularis (Kützing) Hamel

Ectocarpus irregularis Kützing

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).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Hamel, G. (1939). Phéophycées de France. Fasc. V. pp. i-xlvii + 337-431, [432, expl. pl.], [i]-xliv, xlvii], figs 56-60, 10 pls. Paris: [Publié par l'auteur].

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Verified by: 24 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Greer, S.P. & Amsler, C.D. (2002). Light boundaries and the coupled effects of surface hydrophobicity and light on spore settlement in the brown alga Hincksia irregularis (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 38: 116-124.
Greer, S.P. & Amsler, C.D. (2004). Clonal variation in phototaxis and settlement behaviours of Hincksia irregularis (Phaeophyceae) spores. Journal of Phycology 40: 44-53.
Iken, K., Amsler, C.D., Greer, S.P. & McClintock, J.B. (2001). Qualitative and quantitative studies of the swimming behaviour of Hincksia irregularis (Phaeophyceae) spores: ecological implications and parameters for quantitative swimming assays. Phycologia 40: 359-366.

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