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Gigartina pectinata E.Y.Dawson

Publication details
Gigartina pectinata E.Y.Dawson 1944: 302, 303, 426, 427, pl. 64: fig. 1

Published in: Dawson, E.Y. (1944). The marine algae of the Gulf of California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 3: i-v, 189-432, pls 31-77.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus squarrulosus (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Hughey, P.C.Silva & Hommersand

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pectinate, with narrow close-set divisions like a comb (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Puerto Refugio, Isla Angel de la Guarda, Gulf of Calif. (Dawson 1961: 273). Type: Dawson 239-40; Jan. 27, 1940; Cast ashore. UC ex AHF (Dawson 1961: 273). Notes: Dawson (1944: 303) notes that the type specimen was cast up on shore at high tide, north shore beach at Puerto Refugio and that the type is located at Herb. AHF (no. 43). Isotype: UC 700708 (Hughey et al., 2001).

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Source of current name
Hughey, J.R., Silva, P.C. & Hommersand, M.H. (2001). Solving taxonomic and nomenclatural problems in Pacific Gigartinaceae (Rhodophyta) using DNA from type material. Journal of Phycology 37: 1091-1109.

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Pacheco-Ruíz, I., Zertuche-González, J.A., Cabellopasini, A. & Brinkhuis, B.H. (1992). Growth responses and seasonal biomass variation of Gigartina pectinata Dawson (Rhodophyta) in the Gulf of California. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 157(2): 263-274.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 September 2018.

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