Rhodophysema georgei Batters 1900: 377, pl. 414: figs 8-13 (as 'georgii' )
Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1900). New or critical British marine algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 38: 369-379, pl. 414.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodophysema.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for the collector E. George.
Rhododermis georgei (Batters) Collins 1906
Rhododermis van-heurckii Heydrich 1903
Rhododermis georgei var. fucicola Tokida 1934
Rhodophysema georgei var. fucicola (Tokida) Perestenko 1968
The epithet "georgii" is here corrected to "georgei" - (3 Jun 2014) - M.D. Guiry
This species was introduced accidentally, perhaps via oysters from Japan or the NE Atlantic, into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 223), being first found in the Étang de Thau (France) in 19t8. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Scilly Isles, Enlgand (Batters 1900: 377). Type: E. George; June 1899, May 1900; "on Zostera, fringing the margins of the leaves with an almost continuous purplish-red border.". (Batters 1900: 377). Notes: Lectotype: BM (Saunders & Bird, 1989).
Denizot, M. (1968). Les algues floridées encroutantes (à l'éxclusion des Corallinacées). pp. -310, 227 figs. Paris: Laboratoire de Cryptogamie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.
Kloczcova, N.G. (1996). Flora vodoroslei makrofitov Tatarskogo Proliva i osobennosti ee formirovanija [Macrophyte algal flora of Tatars Gulf (Sea of Japan) and peculiarities of its formation]. pp. 1-289. Vladivostock: Dalnauka. [in Russian]
Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Saunders, G.W. & Bird, C.J. (1989). Considerations of life history, morphology and taxonomy in Rhodophysema georgii Batters (Rhodophyta, Palmariales). British Phycological Journal 24(1): 63-71.
Saunders, G.W. & McLachlan, J.L. (1990 '1989'). Taxonomic considerations of the genus Rhodophysema and the Rhodophysemataceae fam. nov. (Rhodophyta, Florideophycidae). Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science 39: 19-26.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
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