Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei (Kützing) Rabenhorst, nom. inval. 1868

Aegagropila linnaei Kützing

Current name: Aegagropila linnaei Kützing
Panorama merge of several images showing branching. Collected by David John from a brackish-water loch, Loch Brugain, on South Uist, Outer Hebrides. - 27 September 2009. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei (Kützing) Rabenhorst, nom. inval. 1868: 344

Published in: Rabenhorst, L. (1868). Flora europaea algarum aquae dulcis et submarinae. Sectio III. Algae chlorophyllophyceas, melanophyceas et rhodophyceas complectens. pp. i-xx, 1-461, 51 figs. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Apud Eduardum Kummerum.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophora is Cladophora oligoclona (Kützing) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aegagropila linnaei Kützing.

Aegagropila linnaei Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Sweden; (Hoek 1963: 51) Type: L; 938/303/280 (Hoek 1963: 51)

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Greek), a ball of hair or a concretion found in the stomach of the goat and other ruminants.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 15 April 2003 by Elizabeth Moran.

Last updated: 04 March 2018

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