Mazzaella heterocarpa ( & )
Mazzaella heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) Fredericq Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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Mazzaella heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) Fredericq in Hommersand et al. 1993: 110
Published in: Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Type locality: In oceano pacifico septemtrionale (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 18). Type: LE (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 110). Notes: Type locality: Kamchatka, Russia (Hughey et al. 2001: 1093).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), literally, different fruit.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Hughey, Silva & Hommersand (2001), the type of Iridaea heterocarpa P. et R. [Mazzaella heterocarpa (P. et R.) Fred.] represents the tetrasporangial phase of a species of Chondrus, possibly C. crispus Stackh. An ITS 1 sequence of the type of I. heterocarpa from Kamchatka, Russia differed from that of C. crispus Stackh. from England and Connecticut and from C. platynus (C. Ag.) J. Ag. from the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia by 1 bp. - (7 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Saunders & Millar (2014: 230) comment: "Hughey et al. (2001) used tetrasporangial development in combination with molecular data from the type to sink "true" M. heterocarpa into Chondrus crispus. As arguably sufficient extraction controls were not employed in that study (Saunders and McDevit 2012b), and M. macrocarpa tetrasporangial sori can look superficially Chondrus-like, the possibility remains that M. heterocarpa is the correct name for this species." - (13 Jun 2014) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Saunders, G.W. & Millar, K.R. (2014). A DNA barcode survey of the red algal genus Mazzaella in British Columbia reveals overlooked diversity and new distributional records: descriptions of M. dewreedei sp. nov. and M. macrocarpa sp. nov. Botany 92: 223-231.
Created: 10 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 June 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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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 26 April 2019.