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Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville

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 spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
1. Branches with spine-like branchlets. 2. Lateral cystocarps (immature). 3. Rhizoidal tufts issuing from tips. 4. Natural habitat (Vietnam, lobster farm).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
Panama. Saboga-Las Perlas. Habit showing numerous spur-like branchlets.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing central filament surrounded by 5 pericentral cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
Panama. Transverse section of branch cortex.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing small lateral branchlet.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

 

Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be)

Publication details
Gigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: lviii

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 Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing

Basionym
Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Indiae occidentalis" (West Indies) Type: herb. alg. Agardh, LD 33888 (Yoshida 1998: 744). Notes: Dawson (1961: 238) gives the following additional data: collected in coral, by Aspergen. According to Haroun & Prud'homme van Reine, 1993: 122) the lectotype (in LD) is herb Ag. 33888, "Vestindien"

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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