Pterocladia rigida N.H.
Pterocladia rigida N.H.Loomis 1960: 8-9, pl. 12: figs 1-4
Published in: Loomis, N.H. (1960). New species of Gelidium and Pterocladia from the Pacific coast of the United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 24: 1-35.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), rigid (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Paia, Maui, Hawaiian Islands (Loomis 1960: 8). Type: Reed 152a; 10.iii.1905;
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
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.
Created: 11 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 December 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 June 2019.