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Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand

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

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Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Robinson Crusoe Island. 13 Feb 2014. EM. © Erasmo Macaya Horta (emacaya@oceanografia.udec.cl) Erasmo Macaya Horta.

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Robinson Crusoe Island. 21 Feb 2014. EM. © Erasmo Macaya Horta (emacaya@oceanografia.udec.cl) Erasmo Macaya Horta.

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Plants in habitat at low intertidal (Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan). Insert: Habit.. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba University. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand
Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

 

Palmella pallida Kützing

Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand Robinson Crusoe Island
© Erasmo Macaya Horta (emacaya@oceanografia.udec.cl) Erasmo Macaya Horta

Publication details
Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand in Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 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.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chondracanthus is Chondracanthus chauvinii (Bory) Kützing.

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

Basionym
Gigartina intermedia Suringar

Type information
Type locality: Sea of Japan (Suringar 1867: 30). Type: C.J. Textor; 8 December 1865; L? (Yoshida 1998: 684).

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina intermedia Suringar 1867

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Thalli 2-3 cm high, cartilaginous, purplish red to black with a bluish iridescence, forming low, pulvinate, densely overlapping masses widely spread over rocks, firmly attached to the substrate by tips of branches that act as holdfasts, irregularly branched; axes 1-2 mm in width; branches 0.5-1.5 mm in diameter, 8-12 mm long, often dilated to 2 mm or more forming sublanceolate segments ending in sharp points, strongly recurved. Cystocarps about 1 mm in diameter, mostly marginal on the branches of all orders.

Habitat
Saxicolous in the low intertidal.

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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]

Hughey, J.R. & Hommersand, M.H. (2008). Morphological and molecular systematic study of Chondracanthus (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta) from Pacific North America. Phycologia 47: 124-155.

Silva, P.C. & Chacana, M.E. (2005). Marine algae from Islas San Félix y San Ambrosio (Chilean Oceanic Islands). Cryptogamie Algologie 26: 103-118.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanov, T.V. (2012). Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. pp. [1]-376, many col. photographs. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

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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