Grateloupia opposita Kützing 1867
Grateloupia opposita Kützing 1867: 9, pl. 31: figs a, b
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1867). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XVII pp. [i-iii], 1-30, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Eucheuma denticulatum (N.L.Burman) Collins & Hervey
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 541) note that Weber-van Bosse (1928:415) reduced this species to a form of Eucheuma muricatum (S.G. Gmelin) Weber-van Bosse, forma opposita (Kützing) Weber-van Bosse. Silva et al. (1996) have shown that the earliest name for this species complex is Eucheuma denticulatum (Burman) Collins & Hervey. Millar & Prud'homme van Reine are not sure if the forma merits maintenance.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.
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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 26 November 2020.