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Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva 1996

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ectocarpales
Family Chordariaceae
Genus Stilophora


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Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland. 14 Jun 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; pools. 23 Jul 2009. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva
Flora danica Hft. 43, Tab. 2577, Fig. 1 (top).


Polysiphonia amphibolis Womersley

Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland
© M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva in P.C.Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 624

Published in: 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.

Publication date: September 1996

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Stilophora is Stilophora rhizodes (C.Agardh) J.Agardh.

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

Fucus tenellus Esper

Type information
Type locality: Trieste, Italy (Silva & al. 1996: 624). Type: Wulfen; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Wulfen (1803: 62) for more information on the type of this species.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus tenellus Esper 1800

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ceramium tuberculosum Roth 1800
Conferva gracilis Wulfen 1803
Ceramium rhizodes C.Agardh 1811
Chordaria rhizodes (C.Agardh) C.Agardh 1817
Chordaria rhizodes var. simplex C.Agardh 1817
Fucus rhizodes Turner 1819
Sporochnus rhizodes (C.Agardh) C.Agardh 1820
Dictyota papillosa J.V.Lamouroux ex C.Agardh 1820
Zonaria papillosa C.Agardh 1820
Dictyota rhizoides (Turner) Lamouroux 1824
Fucus rhizodes var. tenuior Wahlenberg 1826
Dictyota papillosa (C.Agardh) Greville 1830
Stilophora rhizodes (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1841
Stilophora papillosa (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1842
Spermatochnus papillosus (C.Agardh) Kützing 1843
Stilophora rhizodes f. papillosa (C.Agardh) Hauck 1885

Taxonomic notes
Stilophora tuberculata (Hornemann) Reinke is treated as a separate species by Nielsen et al. (1995). John et al. (2004) cite Spermatochnus papillosus Kütz., Spermatochnus rhizodes Kütz., Stilophora papillosa J. Agardh and Stilophora tuberculosa (Horn.) Reinke as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C.Silva)
English: Knobbly Branched Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 45: 1-508.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Created: 09 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry

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