Polysiphonia fragilis Sperk [Shperk], nom. illeg.
Polysiphonia fragilis Sperk [Shperk] 1869: 64, nom. illeg.
Published in: Sperk, G. (1869). Ocerki algologiceskoj flory Cernago Morja v sistematiceskom, morfologiceskom i fiziologiceskom otnosenijach [Algal flora of the Black Sea...]. pp. [i-ii], [i]-v, [vii], -160. Kharkov: Universitetskoi Typografii. [in Ukrainian]
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Carradoriella elongata (Hudson) A.M.Savoie & G.W.Saunders
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Polysiphonia fragilis Suringar, 1867. - (28 Jan 2011) - M.D. Guiry
P. fragilis Spherk (Savoie & Saunders, 2019). - (5 Mar 2019) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Crimean shore of Black Sea (Kerch) (Silva 1996-to date).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Savoie, A.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018 '2019'). A molecular assessment of species diversity and generic boundaries in the red algal tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Canada. European Journal of Phycology 54(1): 1-25.
Created: 28 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 March 2019 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 June 2019.