Gigartina tenella Harvey 1860: 332
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus tenellus (Harvey) Hommersand
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Date 1859 cited in Hommersand et al. (1993: 115) - (9 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Growing on rocks between tide-marks, often in tide-pools (Mikami 1965: 208).
Type locality: "Kaikai-sima, north of the proper Loo Choo group." [Kikai-jima, Amami-gunto, Ryukyu-retto, Japan] (Harvey 1860: 332). Lectotype: C. Wright; TCD (Masuda et al. 1995: 195, fig.12). Notes: Isotype: BM. Type locality: "Kaikai-sima", N. of Ryukyu-retto, Japan; collected by Charles Wright (Index Nominum Algarum). Type locality: Kaiki-shima, Loo Choo Isl. (Mikami 1965: 208). Masuda et al. (1995: 195) note that this entity was based on material collected at 'Kaikai-shima' (which is not a name in use at present and may be an error for Kigaiga-shima island), north of the Ryukyu Islands.
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.
Masuda, M., Kudo, T., Kawaguchi, S. & Guiry, M.D. (1995). Lectotypification of some marine red algae described by W. H. Harvey from Japan. Phycological Research 43: 191-202, 34 figs.
Mikami, H. (1965). A systematic study of the Phyllophoraceae and Gigartinaceae from Japan and its vicinity. Memoirs of the Faculty of Fisheries Hokkaido University 5(2): 181-285.
Okamura, K. (1908). Icones of Japanese algae. Vol. I pp. 147-177, pls XXXI-XXXV. Tokyo: The Author.
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