Sphaerococcus norvegicus (Gunnerus) C.Agardh 1817
Sphaerococcus norvegicus (Gunnerus) C.Agardh 1817: 24
Publication date: Mai-Dec 1817 (p. vii: i Mai 1817)
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse.
Fucus norvegicus Gunnerus
Type locality: Norway; (Gunnerus 1776: 122) Holotype: TRH; Specimen 971.1 (without further data) (Jørgensen 2012: 1091) Notes: "Gunnerus did not refer to any particular specimen, restricting himself to a general comment that the species is common in Norwegian waters, but he referred to his own tab. III fig. 4 which clearly is based on specimen 971.1, the only one named Fucus norvegicus in his herbarium (without any data, but with a reference to the number of this species in the Flora). Foslie (1886) let J.G. Agardh make an anatomical study of this specimen which he regarded as the holotype, and Agardh confirmed that it belonged in Chondrus crispus. This is undoubtedly the illustrated specimen and accordingly the holotype." (Jørgensen 2012: 1091)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to Norway.
This is a marine species.
Created: 13 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi.
Last updated: 23 September 2004
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 September 2004. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 September 2023