Kappaphycus malesianus J.Tan, P.E.Lim & S.M.Phang
Kappaphycus malesianus J.Tan, P.E.Lim & S.M.Phang in Tan et al. 2013: 1274, fig. 1 a-d, 2
Published in: Tan, J., Lim, P.E., Phang, S.M., Rahiman, A., Nikmatullah, A., Sunarpi, H. & Hurtado, A.Q. (2014). Kappaphycus malesianus sp. nov.: a new species of Kappaphycus (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Southeast Asia. Journal of Applied Phycology 26: 1273.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
"The name is given based on the word Malesia, referring to the geographical region where the species is found."
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Kappa-carrageenophyte. Plants are mostly multi-axial, up to 40 cm, and holdfast discoid. Thalli are thin cylindrical; diameter of non-fertile plants is 0.8 cm or less, and up to 1.4 cm in cystocarpic plants. Non-cystocarpic thalli are cartilaginous, smooth and flexible. Branching is open and irregular. Branch apices are flexuous, slender and tapering towards light. Internally comprised of cortical and medullary cells. Pit connections and tyloses are present. Cystocarps throughout thalli, hemispherical to umbonate. Fusion cell and gominoblast are at the core. Carposporangia clavate or subclavate and in interconnected rows. Carpospores are brown, globose to isodiametric, 2030 µm. Tetrasporangia apparently unknown.
Type locality: "Seagrass beds in the Celebes Sea, west of the Karindingan Island (N04°23.280', E118°37.680') Sabah, Malaysia. Sample occurring at the littoral zone, attached to hardened corals or rocky substrata, coexisting with members of the genera Acanthophora, Gracilaria, Hypnea and other seagrasses." (: no page number.). Notes: "KLU PSM12732 (sample 216) collected by Mr. Adibi Rahiman on 18 January 2013, deposited in the University of Malaya Seaweeds and Seagrasses Herbarium (KLU), Malaysia."
No distributions recorded
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Created: 01 October 2013 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 April 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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Tan, J., Lim, P.E., Phang, S.M., Rahiman, A., Nikmatullah, A., Sunarpi, H. & Hurtado, A.Q. (2014). Kappaphycus malesianus sp. nov.: a new species of Kappaphycus (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Southeast Asia. Journal of Applied Phycology 26: 1273.
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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 21 May 2019.