Sphaerococcus confervoides var. gracilis (Stackhouse) C.Agardh 1822

Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham

Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & FarnhamSaldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa; dried plantsRobert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za)

Publication Details
Sphaerococcus confervoides var. gracilis (Stackhouse) C.Agardh 1822: 307 (as 'Sphaerococcus confervoides [zeta] gracilis')

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.

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Publication date: probably Oct 1822

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 Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham.

Basionym
Fucus gracilis Stackhouse

Type Information
Type locality: "Padstow, Cornwall, and elsewhere", England; (Athanasiadis 1996: 63) Type: Stackhouse; BM; Notes: This type locality was first recorded as a lectotype without provenance by Steentoft, L.Irvine & Farnham (1995: 115, fig. 1) (Silva et al., 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Compound (Latin), resembling the genus Conferva.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 December 2018 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda.

Last updated: 22 December 2018

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 December 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 November 2022

 
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