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Dicurella scutellata (Hering) Papenfuss

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Plocamiales
Family Sarcodiaceae
Genus Dicurella


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Dicurella scutellata (Hering) Papenfuss
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Dicurella scutellata (Hering) Papenfuss
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Dicurella scutellata (Hering) Papenfuss 1940: 219

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Dicurella is Dicurella fragilis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister

Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering

Type information
Type locality: [Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 293). Type: HBG (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 113). Notes: This type locality was first reported by Papenfuss (1940a: 220). [HBG, see Simons, 1983]. Collector : Ferdinand Krauss (Index Nominum Algarum). No locality is mentioned by Hering.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a small platter.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Synonym (in part, see Simons 1983) of Trematocarpus affinis (Womersley 1994: 320). - (14 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

Key references
Searles, R.B. (1969). Observations on the morphology of Trematocarpus dichotomus K├╝tzing and the status of the genus Dicurella. Phycologia 8(1): 21-25.

Created: 13 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi

Verified by: 28 September 2012 by Wendy Guiry

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 February 2020.

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