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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).


Cymbella aspera var. minor (Van Heurck) Cleve

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

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).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spatoglossum asperum J.Agardh)
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

Africa: Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Mauritius (Børgesen 1941, Børgesen 1957, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Tronchin & De Clerck 2005), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Andaman Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Middle East: Iran (Kokabi & Yousefzadi 2015), Israel (Hoffman 2004, Einav & Israel 2008, Israel & Einav 2017), Oman (Wynne & Jupp 1998, Wynne 2018), Yemen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed & al. 2009), Goa (Pereira & Almeida 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010, Rao & Gupta 2015), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Southeast Arabian coast (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Krishnamurthy & Baluswami 2010).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Soe-Htun & al. 2009), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).

Asia: China (Luan Rixiao & al. 2013), Japan (Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Lord Howe Island (Kraft 2009), Queensland (Lewis 1985, Kraft 2009, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Pacific Islands: French Polynesia (N'Yeurt & Payri 2006), New Caledonia (Payri 2007).

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.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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

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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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