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Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Pterocladiaceae
Genus Pterocladiella

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Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
1. Habit. 2. Photo in aquarium. Plants taken from the low intertidal dead corals, Hainan Island (China).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Hawaii. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Hawaii; apical tetrasporangial sori; scale 1 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Lord Howe Island, Australia. 21 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Panama. Habit of tuft with strap-shaped blades. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Panama. Transverse section of blade with larger medullary cells surrounded by thick-walled rhizines.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Panama. Transverse section of blade with larger medullary cells surrounded by thick-walled rhizines.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Panama. Blade apex showing solitary apical cell.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Panama. Transverse section of blade with larger medullary cells surrounded by thick-walled rhizines.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Panama. Surface view of cortical cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

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Publication details
Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand 1997: 118

Published in: Santelices, B. & Hommersand, M. (1997). Pterocladiella, a new genus in the Gelidiaceae (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 36: 114-119.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladiella is Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Gelidium caerulescens Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252). Lectotype: Vieillard No. 2103; L 941,11-91 (barcode L0056117) (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252). Notes: Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 540) note that five specimens on sheet L 941,11-98 (barcode L0056116) are all isotypes.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), becoming sky-blue (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidium caerulescens Kützing 1868
Pterocladia caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices 1976

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidium pusillum var. conchicola Piccone & Grunow 1884
Pterocladia tropica E.Y.Dawson 1959
Gelidium irregulare N.H.Loomis 1960
Pterocladia rigida N.H.Loomis 1960
Gelidium tropicum (E.Y.Dawson) Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993

Nomenclatural notes
South & Skelton (2003) cite this species as Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices 1976.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand)
Japanese: Ao-obakusa (Shimada & Masuda 2002).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Boo, G.H., Cai, Y. & Boo, S.M. (2016). Molecular identification of gelidioid algae (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Singapore with a description of Gelidium sentosaense sp. nov.. Phycologia 55(3): 247-256.

Boo, G.H., Le Gall, L., Hwang, I.K. & Boo, S.M. (2016). Pterocladiella feldmannii sp. nov. and P. hamelii sp. nov. (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta), two new species uncovered in Madagascar during the Atimo Vatae expedition. Cryptogamie Algologie 37(3): 179-198, 21 figs.

Freshwater, D.W., Tudor, K., O'Shaughnessy, K. & Wysor, B. (2010). DNA barcoding in the red algal order Gelidiales: comparison of COI with rbcL and verification of the "barcoding gap". Cryptogamie Algologie 31(4): 435-449.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Huisman, J.M., Boo, G.H. & Boo, S.M. (2018). Gelidiales. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 245-264. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

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.

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.

Sohrabipour, J., Lim, P.-E., Maggs, C.A. & Phang, S.-M. (2013). Two new species and two new records of Pterocladiella (Gelidiales) from Malaysia based on analyses of rbcL and coxI gene sequences. Phycologia 52(6): 517-537.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanov, T.V. (2012). Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. pp. [1]-376, many col. photographs. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

Tronchin, E.M. & Freshwater, D.W. (2007). Four Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) new to southern Africa, Aphanta pachyrrhiza gen. et sp. nov., Gelidium profundum sp. nov., Pterocladiella caerulescens and P. psammophila sp. nov.. Phycologia 46(3): 325-348, 49 figs, 4 tables.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2004). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. III Gelidiales Cryptonemiales Hildenbrandiales. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-203, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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References
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Shimada, S. & Masuda, M. (2000). New records of Gelidiella pannosa, Pterocladiella caerulescens and Pterocladiella caloglossoides (Rhodophyta, Gelidiales) from Japan. Phycological Research 48: 95-102.
Tronchin, E.M. & Freshwater, D.W. (2007). Four Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) new to southern Africa, Aphanta pachyrrhiza gen. et sp. nov., Gelidium profundum sp. nov., Pterocladiella caerulescens and P. psammophila sp. nov.. Phycologia 46(3): 325-348, 49 figs, 4 tables.

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