Callophyllis okamurae P.C.
Callophyllis okamurae P.C.Silva in Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987: 32
Published in: Silva, P.C., Meñez, E.G. & Moe, R.L. (1987). Catalog of the benthic marine algae of the Philippines. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences 27: [i-ii] iii-iv, 1-179, 2 figs, 1 table.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pugetia japonica Kylin
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Callophyllis chilensis, as reported from Japan by Okamura, represents Callophyllis okamurae P.C. Silva (q.v.); a new name for Pugetia japonica Kylin (q.v.) was necessary as Callophyllis japonica, as a name, was already occupied for a different entity (see Yoshida 1998: 751). Norris (1957: 297-298) inferred species relationships between Callophyllis chilensis, C. firma (q.v.) and P. japonica; however, Harper & Saunders (2002: 275) found that Callophyllis firma and Callophyllis chilensis were not related to Callophyllis in their phylogenetic trees and proposed the restoration of Pugetia chilensis [=C. okamurae] and P. firma Kylin.
This is a marine species.
Clarkston, B.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2012). An examination of the red algal genus Pugetia (Kallymeniaceae, Gigartinales), with descriptions of Salishia firma gen. & comb. nov., Pugetia cryptica sp. nov. and Beringia wynnei sp. nov.. Phycologia 51(1): 33-61.
Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2002). Using molecular data to resolve the taxonomic limits of the genera Callophyllis, Euthora and Pugetia (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 50(4): 275-282.
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Wendy 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 15 February 2019.