Polysiphonia sparsa ( )
Polysiphonia sparsa (Setchell) Hollenberg 1968: 87, figs. 5D, 23, 40
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. I. Oligosiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 56-98, 43 figs.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus sparsus (Setchell) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Lophosiphonia sparsa Setchell
Type locality: Arue Reef, Tahiti Holotype: W. A. Setchell & H. E. Parks; 27 Jun. 1922; epiphytic on Dictyosphaeria versluysii. UC 261144 Notes: Tahiti: Arue Reef, on Dictyosphaeria australis 5224c (INA).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), sparse, scattered (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.
Created: 26 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 June 2019.