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Kappaphycus alvarezii var. tambalangii (Doty) L.M.Liao 1996

Publication details
Kappaphycus alvarezii var. tambalangii (Doty) L.M.Liao 1996: 158

Published in: Liao, L.M. (1996). Validation of names transferred to Kappaphycus Doty from Eucheuma J. Agardh (Rhodophyta: Solieriaceae). The Philippine Journal of Science 125(2): 158-160, no figs.
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Publication date: "April-June 1996"

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Kappaphycus is Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) L.M.Liao.

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

Basionym
Eucheuma alvarezii var. tambalangii Doty

Type information
Type locality: Seaweed farm at Calatagan , Batangas Province, Philippines (Doty 1985: 41). Holotype: BISH MSD-26618 (Doty 1985: 41). Notes: The type specimen was collected from a seaweed farm at Calatagan, Batangas Province, Philippines. It was shipped to Oahu, Hawaii and, after culture, used in experimens and for anatomical studies. The original discovery of this variety was made near Omadal Island, Tawi Tawi Province, Philippines, in the Sulu Archipelago by a fisherman, Mr. Tambalang. From the stories of Mr. Tambalang's discovery, the original thallus was a loose mass on the bottom presumably without a primary holdfast.

Eponomy
Named for Mr. Tambalang of the Philippines.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Eucheuma alvarezii var. tambalangii Doty 1985

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hurtado-Ponce, A.Q. (1992). Cage culture of Kappaphycus alvarezii var. tambalang. Journal of Applied Phycology 4: 311-313.

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