Nemastoma dichotomum J.Agardh 1842

Nemastoma dichotomum J.Agardh

Nemastoma dichotomum J.AgardhKoukouras, Messiniakos Gulf, Greece, July 2008, 1 m deep in shallow sea cave. - 15 July 2011. Kostas Tsiamis (

Publication Details
Nemastoma dichotomum J.Agardh 1842: 91 (as 'dichotoma')

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.

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Publication date: 9 April 1842

Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Nemastoma.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "Hab. ad saxa et corallia demersa in Adriatico ad Tergestum frequentior, in Mediterraneo ad Nicaeam rarius" (Trieste, Italy and Nice, France); (Agardh 1842: 91) Lectotype: LD; 22089 (Athanasiadis 1988: 31) Notes: Lectotype locality selected by Athanasiadis (1988: 31, fig. 1, which includes syntypes) as Trieste, Italy.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 18 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 10 August 2021

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