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Acanthococcus hystrix Reinsch 1886

Publication details
Acanthococcus hystrix Reinsch 1886: 241, pl. XII: fig. 25 a, b

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Acanthococcus is Acanthococcus antarcticus Hooker f. & Harvey.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trochiscia hystrix (Reinsch) Hansgirg

Type information
Type locality: Sud-Georgia (Index Nominum Algarum).

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater 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
Hansgirg, A. (1888). Ueber die Süsswasseralgen-Gattungen Trochiscia Ktz. (Acanthococcus Lagrh., Glochiococcus De-Toni) und Tetraëdron Ktz. (Astericium Corda, Polyedrium Näg., Cerasterias Reinsch). Hedwigia 27(5/6): 126-132.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 October 2021.

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