Pneophyllum fragile Kützing 1843

Pneophyllum fragile Kützing

Current name: Pneophyllum fragile Kützing
n Zostera marina, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2015,Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Pneophyllum fragile Kützing 1843: 385

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pneophyllum.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea; (Silva & al. 1996: 268) Holotype: on Sphaerococcus coronopifolius; L; 941.241.152 (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 141) Notes: Chamberlain and Irvine (1994) recommend consulting Chamberlain (1983: p. 356, figs 26,27) for more information on the holotype of this species. Holotype fragment: PC, unnumbered, Montagne Herbarium (in the bound volume Types d'Algues recues de Monsieur Kützing de Nordhausen en Juin 1846) (Woelkerling 1998: 388).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Occurs commonly on Acrocarpia spp., Laurencia spp., and on the segrass Amphibolis antarctica (Penrose in Womersley 1996: 271).

Created: 17 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 March 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2023

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