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Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Gigartinaceae
Genus Gigartina

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Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Chondracanthus acicularis, lower intertidal, North of Portugal, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Chondracanthus acicularis, lower intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland. 14 Jun 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Chondracanthus acicularis Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland. 27 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
with Bifurcaria bifurcata, Ártabra, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2009. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
Madeira. Peter Wirtz. © Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com ).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
New Quay, Co. Clare, Ireland; on lower-shore ledges; to 60 mm. 14 Apr 2006. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

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Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq Madeira
© Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com )

Publication details
Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 136

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq

Basionym
Ceramium aciculare Roth

Type information
Type locality: Adriatic Sea: "In variis submarinis corporibus" Lectotype: Wulfen’'s (1803: 63) description in the absence of material (epitype) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237).

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Epilithic, lower littoral and upper sublittoral in shelter and areas with some exposure to wave action; tolerant of sand cover; sometimes forming a dense turf (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 238).

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Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

Key references
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

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

Guiry, M.D. & Cunningham, E.M. (1983). Life history and hybridization in culture of Gigartina acicularis (Rhodophyta) from England and France. British Phycological Journal 18: 204 (abstract).
Guiry, M.D. & Cunningham, E.M. (1984). Photoperiodic and temperature responses in the reproduction of north-eastern Atlantic Gigartina acicularis (Rhodophyta: Gigartinales). Phycologia 23: 357-367.
Guiry, M.D. (1984). Photoperiodic and temperature responses in the growth and tetrasporogenesis of Gigartina acicularis (Rhodophyta) from Ireland. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 38: 335-347.
Perrone, C. & Felicini, G.P. (1976). Les bourgeons adventifs de Gigartina acicularis (Wulf.) Lamour. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) en culture. Phycologia 15: 45-50.

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