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Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh, nom. illeg. 1847

Publication details
Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh 1847: 16, nom. illeg. (as 'spinosa' )

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1847). Nya alger från Mexico. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 4: 5-17.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Eucheuma.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Eucheuma denticulatum (N.L.Burman) Collins & Hervey

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: supposed basionym, Fucus spinosus L., illegitimate - (2 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh)
Indonesian: Agar gésér (Kirby 1953).

Indonesion: Agar poeloe (Kirby 1953).

Malayan: Agar-agar kasar, Agar-agar haloes (Kirby 1953).

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Key references
Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

Okamura, K. (1909). Icones of Japanese Algae. Vol. II pp. 41-61, Pl. LXI-LXV. Tokyo: The Author.

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Verified by: 02 February 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Adna, H. & Porse, H. (1987). Culture of Eucheuma cottonii and Eucheuma spinosum in Indonesia. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 12: 355-358.
Adnan, H. & Porse, H. (1987). Culture of Eucheuma cottonii and Eucheuma spinosum in Indonesia. Hydrobiologia 151/152: 355-358, 2 figs, 3 tables.
Barbaroux, O., Pérez, R. & Dreno, J.-P. (1964). L'algue rouge Eucheuma spinosum: posibilités d'exploitation et de culture aux Antilles. Sci. Pêche 348: 2-9.
Bellion, C., Hamer, G.K. & Yaphe, W. (1982). The degradation of Eucheuma spinosum and Eucheuma cottonii carrageenans by i-carrageenanses and k-carrageenases from marine bacteria. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 28: 874-880.
Braud, J.-P. & Perez, R. (1978). Farming on pilot scale of Eucheuma spinosum (Florideophyceae) in Djibouti waters. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 9: 533-539.
Lawson, C.J., Rees, D.A., Stancioff, D.J. & Stanley, N.F. (1973). Carrageenans Part VIII. Repeating structures of galactan sulphates from Furcellaria fastigiata, Gigartina canaliculata, G. chamissoi, G. atropurpurea, Ahnfeltia durvillaei, Gymnogongrus furcellatus, Eucheuma cottonii, E. spinosum, E. isiforme, E. uncinatum, Aghardiella tenera, Pachymenia hymantophora, and Gloiopeltis cervicornis. J Chem Soc : 2177-2182.

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