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Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva 1957

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Placentophoraceae
Genus Callophycus


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Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva
Rottnest Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva

Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Mallomonas multiunca Asmund

Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva Rottnest Island, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva 1957: 143

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1957). Remarks on algal nomenclature. Taxon 6: 141-145.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Callophycus is Callophycus dorsifer (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva.

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

Sphaerococcus oppositifolius C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "ad novam Hollandiam" (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 328). Holotype: Desfontaines; Herb. Agardh, LD 25599 (Womersley 1994: 337). Notes: Isotype in PC.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with opposite leaves.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus oppositifolius C.Agardh 1822
Gelidium oppositifolium (C.Agardh) Greville 1830
Thysanocladia oppositifolia (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1852

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Thysanocladia pectinata Greville & Harvey 1849
Thysanocladia angustifolia J.Agardh 1897

Distributional notes
Fijian records of Callophycus are currently under investigation (South & Skelton, 2003).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Essentially a deep water species of western affinities (Womersley 1994: 337).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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