Chondrus ocellatus Holmes 1896

Chondrus ocellatus Holmes

Chondrus ocellatus Holmes1. Habit. 2. The upper portion of branches with cystocarps. 3. Cast ashore (Dalian City, Yellow Sea, China). - 01 January 0001. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (

Publication Details
Chondrus ocellatus Holmes 1896: 252, pl. IX [9]: fig. 2

Published in: Holmes, E.M. (1895). Marine algae from Japan. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 31: 248-260, 6 plates.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chondrus is Chondrus crispus Stackhouse.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Shimoda, Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; Type: Saida, No. 44; BM; herb. Holmes Notes: According to Brodie et al. (1993: 185), the type or any original material of C. ocellatus f. ocellatus could not be located in BM, or in any other British or Japanes herbaria and it may be necessary ultimately to select a neotype.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), marked with two-coloured spots, having the centre of one colour surrounded by a broad ring of another (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Found on rocks in the lower intertidal and more abundant on exposed shores than in sheltered places (Brodie et al. 1993: 185).

Created: 10 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 August 2016

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 August 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 August 2022

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