Mychodea acicularis

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Taxonavigation: Gigartinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Gigartinales

Familia: Mychodeaceae
Genus: Mychodea
Species: Mychodea acicularis


Mychodea acicularis (J.Agardh) Kraft, 1978 (as 'aciculare')


  • Basionym
    • Cystoclonium aciculare J.Agardh, 1849
      • Type locality: "Hab. ad occidentales Novae Hollandiae oras." [New Holland: Australia]. Lectotype: LD herb. alg. Agardh 33993 (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 462). Notes: Kraft & Saunders (2017: 241): "Type: Ad litus mari inundatum penins. Levevre, Dec. 16 1847, F. Mueller s.n. (lecto, here designated: MEL0044483; isolecto: MEL5163780–82)." However, Kraft & Womersley's lectotype cannot be superseded.
  • Homotypic
    • Acanthococcus acicularis (J.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1852
    • Mychodea muelleri Sonder, 1853
    • Gracilaria aculeolata Areschoug, 1854


  • Kraft, G.T. 1978. Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515–610, 46 figs. Reference page. : 555, figs 18, 19, 40
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. Mychodea acicularis. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 5 February 2017.