Grateloupia patens ( ) S. & H.W.Wang
Grateloupia patens (Okamura) S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang in H.W.Wang et al. 2001: 258 (table 4)
Published in: Wang, H.W., Kawaguchi, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2001). A morphological and molecular assessment of the genus Prionitis J. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 49: 251-262.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Prionitis patens Okamura
Type locality: Mikawa, Aichi Prefecture, Pacific (Verlaque et al 2005: 485). Type: SAP (Okamura herb.) (Kawaguchi 1989: 196). Notes: Shinoshima, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Wang et al. (2001: 258).
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), spreading, outspread, diverging from the axis at almost 90 degrees (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Prionitis patens Okamura)
Europe: France (Verlaque 2001).
(as Grateloupia patens (Okamura) S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang)
Asia: Japan (Verlaque et al 2005).
This species has been introduced accidentally, probably via oyster importation from Japan, into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 175) being first found in the Etang de Thau (France) in 1994. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
Verlaque, M., Brannock, P.M., Komatsu, T., Villalard-Bohnsack, M. & Marston, M. (2005). The genus Grateloupia C. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Thau Lagoon (France, Mediterranean): a case study of marine plurispecific introductions. Phycologia 44: 477-496.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
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