Polysiphonia arctica J.
Polysiphonia arctica J.Agardh 1863: 1034
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Savoiea arctica (J.Agardh) M.J.Wynne
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Arctic (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Spetsbergen (Silva 1996-to date). Type: "Vahl & Exp. Torell"; (Silva 1996-to date
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia arctica J.Agardh)
Arctic: Barents Sea (Malavenda 2018), Canada (Arctic) (Lee 1980), Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Gulliksen et al. 1999, Fredriksen & Kile 2012, Hop et al. 2012), White Sea (Smirnova & Mikhailova 2013, Garbary & Tarakhovskaya 2013, Mikhaylova 2017).
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (2018). The status of Polyostea Ruprecht (1850) and the proposal of Savoiea gen. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Notulae Algarum 69: 1-4.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Pedersen, P.M. (2011). Grønlands havalger. pp.  7-208. Copenhagen: Forlaget Epsilon.DK.
Wynne, M.J. (1985). Records and notes on Alaskan marine algae. I. Contributions to Natural Science (British Columbia Provincial Museum) No. 2: [1-3].
Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Determination book of the red algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-219 [+ 1], 169 figs. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.
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M.D. 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 16 July 2019.