Gigartina affinis 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 Polyopes affinis (Harvey) Kawaguchi & Wang
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), neighbouring, allied to, akin to (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Hakodadi Bay, Japan ; on rocks at low tide." [Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan] (Harvey 1860: 332). Lectotype: BM (ex Herbarium Hookerianum 1867, K) (Masuda et al. 1995: 194, fig 8).
Source of current name
Kawaguchi, S., Wang, H.-W., Horiguchi, T., Lewis, J.A. & Masuda, M. (2002). Rejection of Sinkoraena and transfer of some species of Carpopeltis and Sinkoraena to Polyopes (Rhodophyta, Halymeniaceae). Phycologia 41: 619-635.
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.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 13 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 January 2014 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 18 September 2018.