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Pterocladia tenuis Okamura

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Pterocladiaceae
Genus Pterocladia

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Pterocladia tenuis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Pterocladia tenuis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Pterocladia tenuis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Pterocladia tenuis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Transverse section of fronds show extensive medullary rhizines. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Pterocladia tenuis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Longitudinal section of frond. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

 

Nemastoma laciniatum J.Agardh

Pterocladiella tenuis (Okamura) Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University
© Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp)

Publication details
Pterocladia tenuis Okamura 1934: 48, pl. 29; pl. 30: fig. 3; pl. 33: figs 1, 2

Published in: Okamura, K. (1934). On Gelidium and Pterocladia of Japan. Journal of the Imperial Fisheries Institute, Tokyo 29: 47-67, Plates 16-33.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella tenuis (Okamura) Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, fine, slender (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Santelices (1999: 77) notes that Stewart (1968) concluded that P. tenuis is a synonym of P. capillacea.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Enoshima, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 16). Lectotype: March 1897; SAP (Okamura herb.) (Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 16, fig. 13).

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Source of current name
Shimada, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2000). Confirmation of the status of three Pterocladia species (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) described by K. Okamura. Phycologia 39: 10-18, 17 figs, 1 table.

Key references
Rodríguez, D. & Santelices, B. (1988). Separation of Gelidium and Pterocladia on vegetative characters. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds With reference to some Pacific and Caribbean Species Vol. II. (Abbott, I.A. Eds), pp. 115-125. La Jolla: Sea Grant College Program, University of California.

Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Xia, B.M. & Wang, Y.Q. (1999). Taxonomic studies on Pterocladiella (Gelidiaceae, Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from China. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 81-86. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Zhang, J.F. & Xia, E. (1988). Chinese species of Gelidium Lamouroux and other Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) with key, list and distribution of common species.. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 109-113. California Sea Grant College Program.

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