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Gigartina volans (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

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 volans (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Gigartina volans (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

 

Callithamnion beauii P.Crouan & H.Crouan

Mazzaella volans (C.Agardh) Fredericq Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Gigartina volans (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1846: pl. XVIII

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1846). Caroli Ad. Agardh Icones algarum ineditae. Fasculi qui exstant duo. pp. 1-6, pls I-XX. Lundae.

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 Mazzaella volans (C.Agardh) Fredericq

Basionym
Sphaerococcus volans C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Ad Caput Bonae Spei lectum pingendum subministravit clariss. Chamisso [Cape of Good Hope, South Africa]. (Agardh 1821: [iv]). Type: Chamisso; LD (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 110).

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

Distributional notes
According to Papenfuss (1964: 41) the material from the Auckland Islands almost certainly is not representative of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Created: 30 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 August 2009 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.

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