Gigartina sitchensis ( )
Gigartina sitchensis (Ruprecht) Yendo 1916: 57
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastocarpus papillatus (C.Agardh) Kützing
Type locality: Sea of Ochotsk (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: According to Lindstrom et al. (2011: 680), the type locality is presumably Sitka, Alaska.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Lindstrom et al. (2011: 680), this name was first used by Kjellmann 1889:31 but without indicating it was a new combination, nor citing the basionym; [nomen (INA)]. They note that they have been unable to obtain type material of this species. They consider it possible that this is an older name for Mastocarpus alaskensis, although other species of Mastocarpus are also known to occur in the Sitka area. They have encountered a number of instances of misapplication of provenance to old Russian material, so they are reluctant to predict to which species this might belong. - (19 Dec 2011) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Kjellman, F.R. (1889). Om Beringhafvets algflora [About the Bering Sea algae]. Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 23(8): 1-58, pls I-VII.
Lindstrom, S.C., Hughey, J.R. & Martone, P.T. (2011). New, resurrected and redefined species of Mastocarpus (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 50(6): 661-683.
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Created: 11 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 December 2011 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 18 October 2018.