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Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Halymeniales
Family Halymeniaceae
Genus Prionitis

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Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Beale, Barkley Sound, British Columbia. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).

Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Perpetua, Oregon, USA; on rocks in sand at low water. 13 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Perpetua Oregon, U.S.A.; plants in sand.. 20 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Perpetua Oregon, U.S.A.. 20 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh Cape Perpetua Oregon, U.S.A.; plants in sand.
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851: 190

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prionitis is Prionitis ligulata J.Agardh.

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

Basionym
Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: 'In mari Australi' [Nootka Sound (Vancouver Island), British Columbia, Canada or Monterey, California, USA] (Gabrielson 2008: 91, 96). Lectotype: T. Haenke; 1791; LD 22892 (bottom, single specimen) (Gabrielson 2008: 96). Notes: Isotype: LD 22892 (upper two specimens) and specimens in the packet on the same sheet.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh 1822
Gelidium sternbergii (C.Agardh) Greville 1830
Grateloupia sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1847
Zanardinula sternbergii (C.Agardh) G.De Toni 1936

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Prionitis jubata J.Agardh 1851
Prionitis lyallii Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. densissima Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. depauperata Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. dilatata Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. intermedia Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. lanceolata Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. normalis Harvey 1862
Prionitis lyallii var. ornata Harvey 1862
Prionitis andersoniana Eaton ex J.Agardh 1876
Zanardinula lyallii (Harvey) G.De Toni 1936
Zanardinula andersoniana (Eaton ex J.Agardh) Papenfuss 1944

Habitat notes
low intertidal; sand; epilithic (Augyte & Shaughnessy, 2014). - (8 Dec 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Gabrielson, P.W. (2008). Molecular sequencing of Northeast Pacific type material reveals two earlier names for Prionitis lyallii, Prionitis jubata and Prionitis sternbergii, with brief comments on Grateloupia versicolor (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 47: 89-97.

Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Created: 20 February 2002 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 15 March 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Gabrielson, P.W. (2008). Molecular sequencing of Northeast Pacific type material reveals two earlier names for Prionitis lyallii, Prionitis jubata and Prionitis sternbergii, with brief comments on Grateloupia versicolor (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 47: 89-97.

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