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Petrocelis cruenta J.Agardh

Publication details
Petrocelis cruenta J.Agardh 1851: 490

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 1. pp. 337 [bis]-351 [bis] 352-506. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Petrocelis.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackhouse) Guiry

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bloody.

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

Taxonomic notes
This entity is misidentifed by Harvey (1849: pl. 117) as Cruoria pellita (Denizot, 1968: 175).

Distributional notes
Record from Mediterranean Spain (Gallardo et al., 1985) not accepted as it is outside the range of the entity.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Brest (Dixon & Irvine 1977). Lectotype: herb. alg. Agardh 27581, LD (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 244).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Petrocelis cruenta J.Agardh)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931, Dixon & Irvine 1977), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Guiry 1977, De Valéra et al. 1979), Italy (Cinelli et al. 1976), Netherlands (Stegenga et al. 1997), Norway (Brattegard & Holte 2001), Portugal (Ardré 1970, Araújo et al. 2006, Araújo et al. 2009), Spain (Miranda 1931, Gallardo & Pérez-Cirera 1982, Bárbara et al. 1995, Bárbara, Cremades & Pérez-Cirera 1995, Bárbara & Cremades 1996, Cremades, Bárbara, Granja & Veiga 1997, Veiga, Cremades & Bárbara 1998, Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2005, Peña & Bárbara 2008).

North America: Maine (MA) (Mathieson et al. 2001), New Hampshire (HN) (Mathieson & Hehre 1986).

Africa: Morocco (Dangeard 1949).

Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: South Orkney Islands (Holmes 1905, Papenfuss 1964).

Source of current name
Guiry, M.D. & West, J.A. (1983). Life history and hybridization studies on Gigartina stellata and Petrocelis cruenta (Rhodophyta) in the North Atlantic. Journal of Phycology 19: 474-494.

Key references
Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

Denizot, M. (1968). Les algues floridées encroutantes (à l'éxclusion des Corallinacées). pp. [1]-310, 227 figs. Paris: Laboratoire de Cryptogamie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.

Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 09 May 2009 by M.D. Guiry

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

Barwell, C.J., Fletcher, R.L., Irvine, L.M., Maggs, C.A. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (1986). The hordenine content of Petrocelis cruenta and Petrocelis hennedyi. British Phycological Journal 21: 325.
Dion, P. & Delépine, R. (1979). Cycles de développement de Gigartina stellata et Petrocelis cruenta (Rhodophyceae, Gigartinales) étudiés in situ, à Roscoff. Revue Algologique, Nouvelle Serie 14: 327-341.
Guiry, M.D. & West, J.A. (1983). Life history and hybridization studies on Gigartina stellata and Petrocelis cruenta (Rhodophyta) in the North Atlantic. Journal of Phycology 19: 474-494.
West, J.A., Polanshek, A.R. & Guiry, M.D. (1977). The life history in culture of Petrocelis cruenta J. Agardh (Rhodophyta) from Ireland. British Phycological Journal 12: 45-53.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.

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