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Ahnfeltiopsis concinna (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew

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

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Ahnfeltiopsis concinna (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
scale is 50 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Publication details
Ahnfeltiopsis concinna (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew 1992: 577

Published in: Silva, P.C. & DeCew, T.C. (1992). Ahnfeltiopsis, a new genus in the Phyllophoraceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyceae). Phycologia 31: 576-580.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ahnfeltiopsis is Ahnfeltiopsis linearis (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew.

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

Basionym
Ahnfeltia concinna J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: ‘ad insulas Sandvich’ (Hawai’i) (Dawson 1961: 245). Holotype: Chamisso and Gaudichaud; no date; Agardh Herbarium Lund, Sweden (Dawson 1961: 246).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, elegant, harmonious, skilfully put together (Tilmann et al. 2014).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ahnfeltia concinna J.Agardh 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus concinnus var. immersus C.Agardh 1822

Taxonomic notes
Synonym: Gymnogongrus? dendroides Harvey & Bailey 1851 (Norris, 1994).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Ahnfeltia concinna J.Agardh)
Hawaiian: Limu lko'ele'ele (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Japanese: Saimi (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

(as Ahnfeltiopsis concinna (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew)
Hawaiian: Limu Aki'aki (Abbott 1984).

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
oimi {Jap}; limu akiaki {Haw}; red alga {Eng}

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Masuda, M., Zhang, J.F. & Xia, B.M. (1994). Ahnfeltiopsis from the western Pacific: key, description and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 159-183.

McDermid, K.J., Stuercke, B. & Haleakala, O.J. (2005). Total dietary fiber content in Hawaiian marine algae. Botanica Marina 48: 437-440.

Created: 23 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Masuda, M. & Kogame, K. (1998). Crossability between Hawaiian and Japanese populations of Ahnfeltiopsis concinna (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 41: 243-247, 15 figs, 1 table.

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