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Erythrodermis traillii (Holmes ex Batters) Guiry & Garbary

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Phyllophoraceae
Genus Erythrodermis


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Erythrodermis traillii (Holmes ex Batters) Guiry & Garbary
Ireland. 20 May 2016. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.


Publication details
Erythrodermis traillii (Holmes ex Batters) Guiry & Garbary 1990: 283

Published in: Guiry, M.D. & Garbary, D.J. (1990). A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Phyllophoraceae, Gigartinaceae and Petrocelidaceae (Rhodophyta) in the North Atlantic and the North Pacific. In: Evolutionary Biogeography of the Marine Algae of the North Atlantic. (Garbary, D.J. & South, G.R. Eds), pp. 265-290. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Erythrodermis is Erythrodermis allenii Batters.

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

Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters

Type information
Type locality: Berwick, Northumberland, England (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 226). Lectotype: E. Batters; 27 January 1887; BM 4th specimen from left on a card marked 'Cystocarps' (Newroth & Taylor 1971: 95, fig 2).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters 1890

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Erythrodermis allenii Batters 1900

General environment
This is a marine species.

Cartilaginous, light red fronds, to 30 mm high, with short cylindrical stipes from small discoid holdfasts. Blades flat, simple with parallel sides or dichotomously divided, sometimes with the appearance of a midrib. Reproductive structures borne in small fringing leaflets.

On shady rocks and pool margins, often in caves, intertidal at all levels, widely distributed.

Similar species
Rhodymenia delicatula

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Lundsteen, S. & Nielsen, R. (2015). Coccotylus brodiei, C. truncatus and other Phyllophoraceae (Rhodophyta) in Danish waters. Forum om Marin Bundfauna og –Flora 2: 1-20.

Maggs, C.A. (1989). Erythrodermis allenii Batters in the life history of Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 28: 305-317.

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.

Created: 13 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Maggs, C.A. (1989). Erythrodermis allenii Batters in the life history of Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 28: 305-317.

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