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Pterocladia musciformis W.R.Taylor

Publication details
Pterocladia musciformis W.R.Taylor 1945: 159

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella musciformis (W.R.Taylor) G.H.Boo & K.A.Miller

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moss-like.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica (Taylor 1945: 159). Holotype: W.R. Taylor no. 39-106; 26 Mar. 1939; Abundant on the rocks, much admixed with sand, associated with Centroceras clavulatum and Gelidium pusillum. Hancock Foundation (Taylor 1945: 159).

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Source of current name
Boo, G.H., Hughey, J.R., Miller, K.A. & Boo, S.M. (2016). Mitogenomes from type specimens, a genotyping tool for morphologically simple species: ten genomes of agar-producing red algae. Scientific Reports 6(35337): 1-11, 6 figs.

Key references
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: 29 December 2001 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 December 2016 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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References
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Friedlander, M. & Zelikovitch (1984). Growth rates, phycocolloid yield and quality of the red seaweeds, Gracilaria sp., Pterocladia capillacea, Hypnea musciformis, and Hypnea cornuta, in field studies in Israel. Aquaculture 40: 57-66.

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 June 2019.

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