Cymodocea rotundata Ascherson & Schweinfurth 1870

Cymodocea rotundata Ascherson & Schweinfurth

Current name: Cymodocea rotundata Ascherson & Schweinfurth
Indonesia - 14 November 2015. Fernando Boisset"

Publication Details
Cymodocea rotundata Ascherson & Schweinfurth 1870: 84

Published in: Ascherson, P. (1870). Sitzungs-Bericht Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin am 20. December 1870. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1870: 77-91.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cymodocea is Cymodocea aequorea K.D.Koenig.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "Art des rothen Meeres" [Sudan, leg. G. Schweinfurth]; (Ascherson 1871: 84) Notes: Lectotype (designated Ferrer-Gallego & Boisset 2020: 178): Sudan, "bei Suakin", 5 Sep 1868, G. Schweinfurth 188 (K [barcode K000346091]; isolectotype: BM [barcode BM000617168]). Suakin or Sawakin is a Sudanese port on the Red Sea. Most of Ascherson’s original material housed in Berlin (B) was lost during World War II (see Ferrer-Gallego & Boisset 2020: 176).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), almost circular, with length breadth ratio of about 6 to 5 (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 April 2023

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