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Ectocarpus spongiosus Dickie 1874

Publication details
Ectocarpus spongiosus Dickie 1874: 191-192

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ectocarpus is Ectocarpus siliculosus (Dillwyn) Lyngbye.

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).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 567).

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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.

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