Iridophycus heterocarpus (Postels & Ruprecht) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1937

Mazzaella heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) Fredericq

Current name: Mazzaella heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) Fredericq
Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, JapanYukihiko Serisawa (

Publication Details
Iridophycus heterocarpus (Postels & Ruprecht) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1937: 170

Published in: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1937). Iridophycus in the northern hemisphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 23: 169-174.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Iridophycus is Iridaea capensis J.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse.

Iridaea heterocarpa Postels & Ruprecht

Type Information
Type locality: In oceano pacifico septemtrionale; (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 18) Type: LE; (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 110) Notes: Type locality: Kamchatka, Russia (Hughey et al. 2001: 1093).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), literally, different fruit.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 30 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 December 2009

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 December 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 June 2024

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