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Martensia fragilis Harvey

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Delesseriaceae
Subfamily Nitophylloideae
Tribe Martensieae
Genus Martensia

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Martensia fragilis Harvey
Hawaii; tetrasporangia forming from fertile cells in the mesh; scale is 200 µm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Martensia fragilis Harvey
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Martensia fragilis Harvey
Hawaii; mesh with tetrasporangia embedded as small swollen spheres; scale is 1 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Martensia fragilis Harvey
A0-di, Taipei County, Taiwan. 1998. 3.2. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

Martensia fragilis Harvey
A0-di, Taipei County, Taiwan. 1998. 3.2. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

Martensia fragilis Harvey
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Martensia fragilis Harvey
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Martensia fragilis Harvey
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Martensia fragilis Harvey
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

 

Chilionema nathaliae Sauvageau

Martensia fragilis Harvey Hawaii; mesh with tetrasporangia embedded as small swollen spheres; scale is 1 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Martensia fragilis Harvey 1854: 145

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1854). Short characters of three new algae from the shores of Ceylon. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 6: 143-145, pls V, VI.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Martensia is Martensia elegans Hering.

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

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Martensia gabriellei P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865

Distributional notes
Japanese record of M. fragilis (Yoshida & Mikami, 1999) = M. jejuensis (Lin et al. 2013: 187). - (29 Aug 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Belligam (Weligama), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 460). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD Algae of Ceylon no. 5 (Yoshida 1998: 982).

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Key references
Boo, S.M. & Ko, Y.D. (2012). Marine plants from Korea. pp. [1] 5-233, many col. photographs. Seoul: Marine & Extreme Genome Research Centre Program. [in Korean]

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Millar, A.J.K. (1990). Marine red algae of the Coffs Harbour region, northern New South Wales. Australian Systematic Botany 3: 293-593, 76 figs, 2 tables.

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.

Nam, K.W. & Kang, P.J. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 7 Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Delesseriaceae: 22 genera including Acrosorium. pp. [1-4], 1-129, figs 1-98. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Yoshida, T. & Mikami, H. (1996). Observations on Japanese species of the genus Martensia (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta), with the description of Neomartensia gen. nov.. Phycological Research 44: 101-106.

Zheng, B., Liu, J. & Chen, Z. (2001). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VI Ceramiales (I). pp. [i-vi], i-xx, 1-159, 1 pl. Beijing: Science Press.

Created: 26 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 14 March 2014 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Lin, S.-M., Yang, W.-C., Huisman, J., De Clerck, O. & Lee, W.J. (2013). Molecular phylogeny of the widespread Martensia fragilis complex (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Indo-Pacific region reveals three new species of Martensia from Taiwan. European Journal of Phycology 48(2): 173-187.

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