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Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Mychodeaceae
Genus Mychodea

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Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 3 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh

 

Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Publication details
Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh 1872: 34

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1872). Bidrag till Florideernes systematik. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 8(6): 1-60.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mychodea is Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & Harvey.

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

Basionym
Dicranema pusillum Harvey

Type information
Type locality: "...near Emu Point, King George's Sound..." [King George Sound, Western Australia] (Harvey 1855: 550). Lectotype: W.H. Harvey sine numero; Jan. 1854; TCD 0015300 [Harvey Trav. Set No. 80] (Kraft & Saunders 2017: 241). Notes: Isotypes: Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 313-B.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dicranema pusillum Harvey 1855
Acanthococcus pusillus (Harvey) Harvey 1863

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hypnea fastigiata Harvey 1863
Mychodea fastigiata (Harvey) J.Agardh 1872

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Restricted to the stems of Amphibolis from low tide level to 12 m deep, under moderate to strong water movement (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 464).

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Key references
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.

Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:

Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.

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