Gigartina volans (C. ) J.
Mazzaella volans (C.Agardh) Fredericq Northern California
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mazzaella volans (C.Agardh) Fredericq
Sphaerococcus volans C.Agardh
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Papenfuss (1964: 41) the material from the Auckland Islands almost certainly is not representative of this species.
This is a marine species.
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.
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 25 September 2018.