Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) , nom. inval. 1993
Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa
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Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister 1993: 113, nom. inval.
Published in: 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.
Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering
Type locality: [Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Silva & al. 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.
Gigartina fastigiata J.Agardh 1849
According to Index Nominum Algarum, this is invalid as basionym not cited. Gigartina scutellata Hering cited in error. - (14 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
John et al. (2004) cite Gigartina scutellata (Hering) Simons as a synonym of this species.
This is a marine species.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
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