Polysiphonia reptabunda ( ) Kützing
Vertebrata reptabunda (Suhr) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs Wembury Reef, South Devon; lower intertidal
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Polysiphonia reptabunda (Suhr) Kützing 1843: 417
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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 Navicula constricta Ehrenberg
Hutchinsia reptabunda Suhr
Type locality: Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 526).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, crawling (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
See Silva in Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 922): Maggs & Hommersand (1993: 382) erred in treating Polysiphonia reptabunda “Suhr ex Kützing” as a new species with a holotype in Kützing’s herbarium (L)>
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
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: 11 August 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 27 June 2019.