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Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Cystophora


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Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia.. 01 Mar 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia.
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh 1848: 243

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cystophora is Cystophora retroflexa (Labillardière) J.Agardh.

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

Fucus retortus Mertens

Type information
Type locality: not specified ("Novae Hollandiae") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 646). Type: PC (Womersley 1987: 392). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Womersley (1964: 92) for more information on the type locality of this species.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus retortus Mertens 1819
Cystoseira retorta (Mertens) C.Agardh 1820
Blossevillea retorta (Mertens) Montagne 1845

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the name Cystophora distenta was misapplied to this species by Sonder (1880: 4), Lucas (1909: 12) and Laing (1927: 143) and the name Blossevillea distenta was misapplied by Lindauer (1947: 561).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

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