Peltasta australis J.
Peltasta australis J.Agardh 1892: 102
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1892). Analecta algologica. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 28(6): 1-182, 3 pls.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Peltasta.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
Curdiea gymnogongroides J.Agardh 1901
known from 4 to 25 m deep, occurring on rock usually shaded by overhangs in areas of fairly strong water movement (Kraft, 1977). - (17 Jun 2014) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Known from 4-25 m deep, occurring on rock usually shaded by overhangs in areas of fairly strong water movement (Kraft 1977: 235). Usually a deep water alga (10-38 m deep) occurring in shaded areas in shallower water (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 328).
Type locality: Port Philip, Victoria (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 327). Holotype: Wilson 21/91; 20 January 1891; Herb. Agardh, LD 32555 (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 327).
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Dicranemataceae Kylin 1932: 65. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 321-330. Canberra:
Kraft, G.T. (1977). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). II. The Dicranemaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 25: 219-267, 20 figs.
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Verified by: 14 July 2009 by Wendy 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 24 June 2019.