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Rhodymenia linearis J.Agardh

Publication details
Rhodymenia linearis J.Agardh 1841: 13

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1841). In historiam algarum symbolae. Linnaea 15: 1-50, 443-457.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus corallinus var. linearis (J.Agardh) Kutzing 1849
Palmaria linearis (J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891

Taxonomic notes
According to Papenfuss (1964: 45), the identity of this species in uncertain. - (24 Oct 2008) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
According to Womersley (1996: 86), no Australian specimens agree well with the type and it is more likely a New Zealand species only. - (4 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "in mari Australi" (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 370). Type: Hoffman-Bang misit; Herb. Agardh, LD 26970 (Womersley 1996: 86).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Rhodymenia linearis J.Agardh)
North America: Gulf of California (Dawson 1941).

Africa: Namibia (Wynne 1986, Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004).

Indian Ocean Islands: St Paul Island (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Australia and New Zealand: Auckland Islands (Papenfuss 1964), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Nelson 2012), Queensland (Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), Stewart Island/Rakiura (Levring 1945).

Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: Campbell Island (Papenfuss 1964).

Key references
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 August 2019.

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