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Gigartina tenella Harvey

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 tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Transverse section of frond. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Longitudinal section showing cortex and medullary filaments. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Longitudinal section. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Transverse section showing cortex and medulla. Hideki Haga. © Hideki Haga (902180827@office.chiba-u.jp).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Oishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. 22 Mar 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina tenella Harvey
Oishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. 22 Mar 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Sphacelaria sessilis Takamatsu

Chondracanthus tenellus (Harvey) Hommersand Oishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
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.
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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 Chondracanthus tenellus (Harvey) Hommersand

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Date 1859 cited in Hommersand et al. (1993: 115) - (9 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Growing on rocks between tide-marks, often in tide-pools (Mikami 1965: 208).

Type information
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.

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Key references
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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