Ochlochaete hystrix Thwaites 1849

Publication Details
Ochlochaete hystrix Thwaites 1849: pl. CCXXVI [226]

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CCXVII-CCLXX [217-270]. London: Reeve & Benham.

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

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

Type Information
Type locality: on stems of grasses etc, in a lake of brackish water, called "The Little Sea" near Wareham, Dorset: Rev. W. Smith: also in freshwater ditches near Bristol, upon the leaves of mosses; very rare: Thwaites; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), porpucine-like, bristly or spiny (Neal 1993).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 July 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 18 November 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 November 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 April 2024

 
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