Aglaothamnion sepositum ( ) &
Aglaothamnion sepositum (Gunnerus) Maggs & Hommersand Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 201
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Aglaothamnion sepositum (Gunnerus) Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 112, fig. 38A-F
Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aglaothamnion is Aglaothamnion furcellariae (J.Agardh) Feldmann-Mazoyer.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gaillona seposita (Gunnerus) Athanasiadis
Conferva seposita Gunnerus
Type locality: Lhanfaethly, Anglesey, Caernavon, Wales (Dixon & Price 1981: 138). Lectotype: Green; undated; OXF (Dixon & Price 1981: 138). Notes: Comments: the lectotype selected is also the lectotype of Conferva purpurascens Hudson (q.v.).
Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), disregarded, isolated, reserved.
Hutchinsia arbuscula (Dillwyn) C.Agardh 1817
Callithamnion arbuscula (Dillwyn) Lyngbye 1819
Dasya arbuscula (R.Brown ex Dillwyn) C.Agardh 1828
Eupogonium arbuscula (Dillwyn) Kützing 1845
Eupogonium arbuscula (Dillwyn) Zanardini 1847
Guiry (1997) suggests consulting Maggs & Hommerdand (1993).
This is a marine species.
Bushy tufts of uniseriate, dark brown-red filaments, to 200 mm high, opaque, cartilaginous, heavily corticated by rhizoidal filaments. Branched repeatedly, branches clothed with pinnate ramuli. Cells of ramuli twice as long as broad.
Most frequently on mussels, but also on rocks, barnacles and limpets, mid-intertidal on exposed shores, common in north, less frequent on southern coasts.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. -596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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 26 March 2019.