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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Bysmatrum arenicola Horiguchi et Pienaar, 2000

Scientific synonyms and common names


Bysmatrum arnicola (Horiguchi and Pienaar) Faust and Steidinger, 1998


Scrippsiella arenicola Horiguchi and Pienaar, 1988a

Nomenclatural Types:


Bysmatrum arenicola Horiguchi and Pienaar, 1988b: 428, fig. 3

Type Locality:

Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Rocky Bay, Republic of South Africa


The genus name 'Bysmatrum'' originates from the Latin word 'bysma', 'like a plug', which refers to cells that attach to surfaces by mucous strands (Faust and Steidinger, 1998).

Bysmatrum arenicola