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Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Sphaerococcaceae
Genus Sphaerococcus

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Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse
Desmarestia aculeata, subtidal with Saccorhiza polyschides, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse
Desmarestia aculeata, subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse
Desmarestia aculeata, subtidal with Laminaria ochroleuca, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse
British Columbia; zoospores showing stigmata. Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).

 

Ectocarpus radicans Zanardini

Desmarestia aculeata (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux Desmarestia aculeata, subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus aculeatus (Linnaeus) Stackhouse 1797: xxiv

Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1797). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 2. pp. ix-xxiv, 31-70, pls IX-XIII. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmarestia aculeata (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux

Basionym
Fucus aculeatus Linnaeus

Type information
Type locality: between England and France (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 901).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prickly, spine-like (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 December 2019.

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