Ectocarpus spongiosus 1874
Ectocarpus spongiosus Dickie 1874: 191-192
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Asteronema breviarticulatum (J.Agardh) Ouriques & Bouzon
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spongy, porous, soft like a wet sponge (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 567).
Source of current name
Ouriques, L.C. & Bouzon, Z.L. (2000). Stellate chloroplast organization in Asteronema breviarticulatum comb. nov. (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyta). Phycologia 39: 267-271.
Created: 15 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 November 2020.