Chondracanthus tenellus ( )
Chondracanthus tenellus (Harvey) Hommersand in Hommersand et al. 1993: 115
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gigartina tenella Harvey
Type locality: "Kaikai-sima, north of the proper Loo Choo group." [Kikai-jima, Amami-gunto, Ryukyu-retto, Japan] (Harvey 1860: 332). Lectotype: C. Wright; TCD (Masuda et al. 1995: 195, fig.12). Notes: Isotype: BM. Type locality: "Kaikai-sima", N. of Ryukyu-retto, Japan; collected by Charles Wright (Index Nominum Algarum). Type locality: Kaiki-shima, Loo Choo Isl. (Mikami 1965: 208). Masuda et al. (1995: 195) note that this entity was based on material collected at 'Kaikai-shima' (which is not a name in use at present and may be an error for Kigaiga-shima island), north of the Ryukyu Islands.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).
Gigartina tenella Harvey 1860
Chondrus filiformis Okamura & Segawa 1935
This is a marine species.
Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
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Yang, M.Y. & Kim, M.S. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of the genus Chondracanthus (Rhodophyta), focusing on the resurrection of C. okamurae and the description of C. cincinnus sp. nov. Ocean Science Journal 51(3): 517-529, 5 figs, 2 tables.
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Created: 10 February 1998 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 24 April 2019.