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Taxonomy Detail

Order Sporolithales

Sporolithales Le Gall & G.W.Saunders in Le Gall et al., 2010: 305.

Type of name: Sporolithon Heydrich 1897

Source: Kamiya, M., Lindstrom, S.C., Nakayama, T., Yokoyama, A., Lin, S.-M., Guiry, M.D., Gurgel, F.D.G., Huisman, J.M., Kitayama, T., Suzuki, M., Cho, T.O. & Frey, W. (2017). Rhodophyta. In: Syllabus of Plant Families, 13th ed. Part 2/2 Photoautotrophic eukaryotic Algae. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. [i]-xii, [1]-171. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

Original publication: Le Gall, L., Payri, C.E., Bittner, C.E., & Saunders, G.W. (2010). Multigene polygenetic analyses support recognition of the Sporolithales, ord. nov. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54(1): 302-305.

Sporolithales, with the characteristics of the Corallinophycidae (Le Gall and Saunders, 2007); differs from other orders (Corallinales, Rhodogorgonales) in producing tetrasporangia within calcified sporangial compartments and in having tetrasporocytes that undergo cruciate cleavage.

Emendavit Bahia, Amado-Filho, Maneveldt & Yoneshigue-Valentin (2015: 1144).

Key References
Le Gall, L., Payri, C.E., Bittner, C.E., & Saunders, G.W. (2010). Multigene polygenetic analyses support recognition of the Sporolithales, ord. nov. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54(1): 302-305.

Nelson, W.A., Sutherland, J.E., Farr, T.J., Hart, D.R., Neill, K.F., Kim, H.J. & Yoon, H.S. (2015). Multi-gene phylogenetic analyses of New Zealand coralline algae: Corallinapetra novaezealndiae gen. et sp. nov. and recognition of the Hapalidiales ord. nov.. Journal of Phycology 51(3): 454-468.

Bahia, R.G, Maneveldt, G.W., Amado-Filho, G.M. & Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y. (2015). New diagnostic characters for the order Sporolithales (Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 51(6): 1137-1146.

(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Bahia, R.G., Amado-Filho, G.M., Maneveldt, G.W., Adey, W.H., Johnson, G., Marins, B.V. & L.L.Longo (2013). Sporolithon tenue sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta): A new rhodolith-forming species from the tropical southwestern Atlantic. Phycological Research 62(1): 44-54, 15 fig., 1 table.

Bahia, R.G., Amado-Filho, G.M., Mannevelt, G.W., Adey, W.H., Johnson, G., Jesionek, J.B. & London, L.L. (2015). Sporolithon yoneshigueae sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta), a new rhodolith-forming coralline alga from the southwest Atlantic. Phytotaxa 224(2): 140-158.

Bahia, R.G., Filho, G.M.A. & Maneveldt, G.W. (2014). Sporolithon molle (Heydrich) Heydrich (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta): an addition to the Atlantic flora found on a remote oceanic island. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(1): 7-14.

Bahia, R.G., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Maneveldt, G.W. & Amado Filho, G.M (2011). First report of Sporolithon ptychoides (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) for the Atlantic Ocean. Phycological Research 59: 64-69.

Henriques, M.C., L.Miranda Coutinho, R.Riosmena-Rodriguez, M.B.Barros-Barreto, S.Khader & M.A.O.Figueiredo (2014). Three deep water species of Sporolithon (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) from the Brazilian continental shelf, with the description of Sporolithon elevatum sp. nov. Phytotaxa 190(1): 320-330, 6 fig., 1 table.

Kaewsuralikhit, C., Maneekat, S., Noiraska, T., Patarajinda, S. & Baba, M. (2012). First record of Sporolithon ptychoides Heydrich (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) from Thailand. Cryptogamie Algologie 33(3): 265-276.

Maneveldt, G.W. & van der Merwe, E. (2012). Heydrichia cerasina sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) from the southernmost tip of Africa. Phycologia 51(1): 11-21.

Manneveldt, G.W., Gabrielsen, P.W. & Kangwe, J. (2017). Sporolithon indopacificum sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) from tropical western Indian and western Pacific oceans: first report, confirmed by DNA sequence data, of a widely distributed species of Sporolithon. Phytotaxa 326(2): 115-128, 15 figs.

Richards, J.L. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Sporolithon sinusmexicanum sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta): a new rhodolith-forming species from deepwater rhodolith beds in the Gulf of Mexico. Phytotaxa 350(2): 135-146, 23 figs.

Richards, J.L., Gabrielson, P.W. & Schneider, C.W. (2018). Sporolithon mesophoticum sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) from Plantagenet Bank off Bermuda at a depth of 178 m. Phytotaxa 385(2): 67-76, 12 figs, 3 tables.

Richards, J.L., Sauvage, T., Schmidt, W.E., Fredericq, S., Hughey, J.R. & Gabrielson, P.W. (2017). The coralline genera Sporolithon and Heydrichia (Sporolithales, Rhodophyta) clarified by sequencing type material of their generitypes and other species. Journal of Phycology 53(5): 1044-1059.

Woelkerling, W.J., Granier, B. & Dias-Brito, D. (2014). Heydrichia (?) poignantii, sp. nov. (Sporolithaceae, Sporolithales, Rhodophyta), a 100 million year old fossil coralline red alga from north-eastern Brazil, and a new Hauterivian record of Sporolithon from Switzerland. Carnets de GĂ©ologie 14(7): 139-158.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 May 2019.

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