Holotype species: Pugetia fragilissima Kylin
Original publication and holotype designation: Kylin, H. (1925). The marine red algae in the vicinity of of the Biological Station at Friday Harbor, Wash. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, Ny Följd, Andra Afdelningen 21(9): 1-87, 47 figs.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Saunders, G.W., Huisman, J.M., Vergés, A., Kraft, G.T. & Le Gall, L. (2017). Phylogenetic analyses support recognition of ten new genera, ten new species and 16 new combinations in the family Kallymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 38(2): 79-132, 126 figs.
Description: Foliose, orbiculate, entire, irregularly lobed to more or less palmately divided. Stipe short. Holdfast small, discoid. Medulla of large, isodiametric cells interspersed with branched filaments of small, pigmented cells. Cortex relatively thin, of isodiametric cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. One or more 3-celled carpogonial branches borne on supporting cell, usually with additional subsidiary cells, which sometimes bear further cells. After fertilization, connecting filaments issuing from fusion cell involving supporting cell and subsidiary cells and fusing with separate auxiliary cell, which can also bear carpogonial branches and subsidiary cells. Carposporangia formed in clusters at ends of branches of gonimoblast filaments, which develop attached to the auxiliary cell. Cystocarp protruding slightly. Pericarp and carpostome lacking. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia small, cruciate, scattered in cortex.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 28 Jun 2017 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Widely distributed in temperate waters: Northeast Pacific: Alaska to California; Gulf of California; Galapagos Islands; New Zealand; South Africa; Tristan da Cunha.
Numbers of names and species: There are 13 species names in the database at present, of which 6 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Clarkston, B.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2012). An examination of the red algal genus Pugetia (Kallymeniaceae, Gigartinales), with descriptions of Salishia firma gen. & comb. nov., Pugetia cryptica sp. nov. and Beringia wynnei sp. nov.. Phycologia 51(1): 33-61.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 June 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2018.