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Herpodiscus durvilleae (Lindauer) G.R.South

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Sphacelariales
Family Sphacelariaceae
Genus Herpodiscus

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Herpodiscus durvilleae (Lindauer) G.R.South
New Zealand; invasive filaments forming circular lesions in blade of host, Durvillaea antarctica. Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).

 

Herpodiscus durvilleae (Lindauer) G.R.South New Zealand; invasive filaments forming circular lesions in blade of host, Durvillaea antarctica
© Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com)

Publication details
Herpodiscus durvilleae (Lindauer) G.R.South 1974: 456, figs 1-6

Published in: South, G.R. (1974). Herpodiscus gen. nov. and Herpodiscus durvilleae (Lindauer) comb. nov., a parasite of Durvillea antarctica (Chamisso) Hariot endemic to New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 4: 455-461.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Herpodiscus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Hapalospongidion durvilleae Lindauer

Type information
Type locality: Stewart Island, New Zealand (Lindauer 1949: 346). Holotype: parasitic on Durvillea antarctica. AUCK herb. Lindauer 6235 (Lindauer 1949: 346).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Hapalospongidion durvilleae Lindauer 1949
Basispora durvilleae (Lindauer) D.M.John & G.W.Lawson 1974

Nomenclatural notes
The epithet was formed to reflect the species' occurrence on the kelp Durvillaea, which Lindauer spelled "Durvillea" and he used the spelling for the epithet "durvilleae" [genitive case]. The original spelling employed for Bory for the kelp genus was "Durvillaea", but there is no provision in the ICN for altering of Lindaeur's original orthography. - (21 Dec 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Heesch et al. (2008) note that results from phylogenetic analyses place this species within the order Spacelariales and that molecular data were supported by two morphological features characteristic for the Sphacelariales sensu stricto. However, the strongly heteromorphic life history distinguishes H. durvillaeae from all other members of the Sphacelariales of which the life cycle is known. This variability in life history provides a new systematic character for the order and should be taken into account in any comprehensive systematic revision of the Sphacelariales. - (14 Nov 2008) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Parasitic in Durvilleae antartica, D. willana and D. poha (Fraser & Waters 2013). - (16 May 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Obligate parasite of Durvillaea antarctica; endemic to New Zealand.

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Key references
Draisma, S.G.A., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Kawai, H. (2010). A revised classification of the Sphacelariales (Phaeophyceae) inferred from a psbC and rbcL based phylogeny. European Journal of Phycology 45(3): 308-326.

Heesch, S., Peters A.F., Broom, J.E. & Hurd, C.L. (2008). Affiliation of the parasite Herpodiscus durvillaeae (Phaeophyceae) with the Sphacelariales based on DNA sequence comparisons and morphological observations. European Journal of Phycology 43: 283-295.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Created: 12 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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South, G.R. (1974). Herpodiscus gen. nov. and Herpodiscus durvilleae (Lindauer) comb. nov., a parasite of Durvillea antarctica (Chamisso) Hariot endemic to New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 4: 455-461.

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