Pterocladia nana Okamura 1931: 53, 54, pl. 278: figs 1-14
Published in: Okamura, K. (1931). Icones of Japanese algae. Vol. VI pp. 39-62 (English), 39-60 (Japanese), Plates CCLXXI-CCLXXX. Tokyo: published by the author.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella nana (Okamura) Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dwarf (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Santelices (1999: 76) considered this entity to be synonymous with Pterocladiella capillacea, but Shimada & Masuda (2002) retained it as a separate species.
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Yura-jima, Shimo-Koshiki Island, Koshiki Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 16). Lectotype: 19 July 1919; SAP (Okamura herb.) (Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 16, fig. 12).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Pterocladia nana Okamura)
Africa: Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).
Indian Ocean Islands: Réunion (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
South-west Asia: Yemen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
South-east Asia: Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987).
Source of current name
Shimada, S. & Masuda, M. (2002). Japanese species of Pterocladiella Santelices et Hommersand (Rhodophyta, Gelidiales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 167-181. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.
Boo, S.M. & Ko, Y.D. (2012). Marine plants from Korea. pp.  5-233, many col. photographs. Seoul: Marine & Extreme Genome Research Centre Program. [in Korean]
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 July 2019.