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Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko

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


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Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko
Peter the Great Bay, Russia. 27 Mar 2012. Oksana Belous. © Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru).


Publication details
Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko 1980: 72, figs 93, 204

Published in: Perestenko, L.P. (1980). Vodorosli Zaliva Petra Velikogo [The seaweeds of Peter the Great Bay]. pp. [1]-231 [+ 1], 55 pages of 404 figs. Leningrad: "NAUKA" Leningradskoe Otdelenie.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mastocarpus is Mastocarpus mamillosus (Goodenough & Woodward) Kützing.

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

Gigartina pacifica Kjellman

Type information
Type locality: "Beringön, temligen ymnig; sällskaplig inom öfre delen af sublitoralregionen, fäst på sten; temligen rikligt sporocarpiebärande [pretty abundant, gregarious in the upper part of the sublitoral zone, attached on stone; tolerably abundant cystocarps; Bering Island, Commander Islands, Russia]" (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 670). Lectotype: F.R. Kjellman (Vega Expedition); 14-19 August 1879; S upper left specimen (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 670). Notes: Lectotype designated by Lindstrom et al. (2011: 670). Additional type material housed in UPS.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina pacifica Kjellman 1889

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina unalaschcensis f. typica Nagai 1841
Chondrus mamillosus var. ochotensis Ruprecht 1850
Chondrus mamillosus var. unalaschcensis Ruprecht 1850
Gigartina unalaschcensis (Ruprecht) J.Agardh 1899
Gigartina ochotensis (Ruprecht) Yendo 1916
Gigartina ochotensis f. typica Nagai 1941
Mastocarpus ochotensis (Ruprecht) Makijenko [Makienko] 1996
Mastocarpus unalaschcensis (Ruprecht) Makijenko [Makienko] 1996

Habitat notes
Intertidal zone (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009). - (10 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Intertidal, on both emergent rock and in tide-pools (Lindstrom et al. 2011). - (15 Dec 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

(as Gigartina unalaschcensis f. typica Nagai)
Asia: Kurile Islands (Nagai 1941).

(as Chondrus mamillosus var. unalaschcensis Ruprecht)
North America: Alaska (AK) (Lindstrom et al. 2011).

(as Gigartina pacifica Kjellman)
North America: Alaska (AK) (Saunders 1901, Lindstrom 1977).

Asia: Japan (Mikami 1965, Segawa 1981), Russia (Lindstrom et al. 2011).

(as Gigartina unalaschcensis (Ruprecht) J.Agardh)
Asia: Kurile Islands (Nagai 1941).

(as Gigartina ochotensis (Ruprecht) Yendo)
Asia: Japan (Mikami 1965, Segawa 1981), Kamchatka (Vozzhinskaja 1965), Kurile Islands (Nagai 1941), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987).

(as Gigartina ochotensis f. typica Nagai)
Asia: Kurile Islands (Nagai 1941).

(as Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko)
North America: Alaska (AK) (Lindstrom et al. 2011).

Asia: Commander Islands (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 1997), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Lindstrom et al. 2011, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Kamchatka (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009, Lindstrom et al. 2011), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986), Russia (Kozhenkova 2009), Russia (Far East) (Perestenko 1980, Perestenko 1994, Selivanova 2002).

(as Mastocarpus ochotensis (Ruprecht) Makijenko [Makienko])
Asia: Russia (Far East) (Kloczcova 1996).

(as Mastocarpus unalaschcensis (Ruprecht) Makijenko [Makienko])
Asia: Russia (Far East) (Kloczcova 1996).

Key references
Belous O.C., Titlyanova, T.B. & Titlyanov E.A. (2013). [Marine plants of Trinity Bay and adjacent waters (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan)]. pp. [1]-263. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka. [in Russian]

Dudgeon, S., Kubler, J.E., West, J.A., Kamiya, M. & Krueger-Hadfield, S.A. (2017). Asexuality and the cryptic species problem. Perspectives in Phycology 4(1): 47-59, 4 figs.

Klochkova, N.G., Korolyova, T.N. & Kusidi, A.E. (2009). [Atlas of marine algae of Kamchatka and surrounding areas. Vol. 2. Red seaweeds]. pp. 1-301. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: KamchatNIRO Press. [in Russian]

Lindstrom, S.C., Hughey, J.R. & Martone, P.T. (2011). New, resurrected and redefined species of Mastocarpus (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 50(6): 661-683.

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]

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