Lomentaria opuntia ( ) J. , nom. illeg.
Lomentaria opuntia (Endlicher) J.Agardh 1852: (1851-1863): 737-738, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 3, fasc. 1. pp. 701-786. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Coelarthrum opuntia (Endlicher) Børgesen
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva et al. (1996: 358), L. opuntia (Endlicher) J. Agardh is a later homonym of L. opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Gaillon (1828: 367), a synonym of Catanella caespitosa. - (27 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Womersley (1996: 55) cites L. opuntia (J. Agardh) J. Agardh 1852:737 as a synonym of Coelarthrum opuntia (Endlicher) Borgesen; Huisman 1996: 100 cites Lomentaria(?) opuntia (Endlicher) J. Agardh 1852 as a synonym of C. opuntia. - (27 Feb 2009) - Wendy 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.
Source of current name
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.
Huisman, J.M. (1996). The red algal genus Coelarthrum Børgesen (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales) in Australian seas, including the description of Chamaebotrys gen. nov. Phycologia 35: 95-112.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 26 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 February 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2019.