Mychodea muelleri Sonder
Mychodea muelleri Sonder 1853: 679
Published in: Sonder, O.G. (1853). Plantae Muellerianae. Algae. Linnaea 25: 657-703.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mychodea acicularis (J.Agardh) Kraft
Cystoclonium aciculare J.Agardh
Type locality: "Hab. ad occidentales Novae Hollandiae oras." [New Holland: Australia] (Agardh 1849: 87). Lectotype: LD herb. alg. Agardh 33993 (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 462). Notes: "Type: Ad litus mari inundatum penins. Levevre, Dec. 16 1847, F. Mueller s.n. (lecto, here designated: MEL0044483; isolecto: MEL5163780–82)." (Kraft & Saunder 2017: 241); however, Kraft & Womersley (1994: 462) had already designated LD 33993 as lectotype and this cannot be superseded.
Origin of species name
Noun (singular possessive) (Latinised), honouring a person with the surname Müller.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:
Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.