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Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew

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

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Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Habit. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Branch apex showing multiple apical cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Transverse section of branch showing radially arranged cortical cells and densely packed, thick walled medullary filaments. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Transverse section of branch radially arranged cortical cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Transverse section of branch medulla showing thick-walled densely packed filaments. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Transverse section of branch showing distinct radially arranged cortex and densely packed medulla. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

 

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Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew Panama, Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea — Transverse section of branch radially arranged cortical cells
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew 1992: 578

Published in: Silva, P.C. & DeCew, T.C. (1992). Ahnfeltiopsis, a new genus in the Phyllophoraceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyceae). Phycologia 31: 576-580.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ahnfeltiopsis is Ahnfeltiopsis linearis (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew.

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

Basionym
Gymnogongrus pygmaeus J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 318). Holotype: LD (Masuda, Zhang & Xia 1994: 174).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gymnogongrus pygmaeus J.Agardh 1851

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Masuda, M., Zhang, J.F. & Xia, B.M. (1994). Ahnfeltiopsis from the western Pacific: key, description and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 159-183.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

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