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Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Zonarieae
Genus Spatoglossum


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Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh
Heron Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).


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Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh Tanzania
© Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br)

Publication details
Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh 1894: 36

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1894). Analecta algologica, observationes de speciebus algarum minus cognitae earumque dispositione. Continuatio I. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 29(9): 1-144, 2 plates.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Spatoglossum is Spatoglossum solieri (Chauvin ex Montagne) Kützing.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), rough.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al., (1996) the name Spatoglossum variabile has been missapplied to this species by Stephenson (1947: 300).

"Spatoglossum asperum J. Agardh, from Israelian coast (Lundberg, 1989). However, we agree with Verlaque (1994) in considering it a misidentification." (Cormaci et al. 2012: 68). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Hab. ad oras Ceylonae (Fergus. Alg. Ceyl. sub n:o 54 in nostr. coll.) [Sri Lanka] (Agardh 1894: 36). Type: LD (Agardh 1894: 36).

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Luan Rixiao, Ding Lanping, Lu Baoren & Tseng, C.K. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus III Phaeophyta No. I(1) Ectocarpales Ralfsiales Sphaceariales Dictyotales. pp. [i]-xxii, 1-195, pls I-XXII. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Lundberg, B. (1989). Food habits of Siganus rivulatus, a lessepsian migrant, as adapted to algal resources at the coast of Israel. In: Environment Quality and Ecosystem stability. IVB. (Spanier, E., Steinberger, Y & Lauria, M. Eds), pp. 1-113. Jerusalem: Environment Quality ISEEQS Publication.

Verlaque, M. (1994). Inventaire des plantes introduites en Méditerranée origines et répercussions sur l'environnement et les activités humaines. Oceanologica Acta 17: 1-23, 20 figs.

Created: 27 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 September 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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Soe Pa Pa Kyaw & Soe-Htun, [U.] (2012). The morphology and distribution of Spatoglossum asperum J. Agardh (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta) from Myanmar. Mawlamyine University Research Journal 4(1): [1-10].

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