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Lomentaria opuntia (Endlicher) J.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lomentaria is Lomentaria articulata (Hudson) Lyngbye.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Coelarthrum opuntia (Endlicher) Børgesen

Basionym

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
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

Taxonomic notes
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

General environment
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.

Key references
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.

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