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Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville

Publication details
Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: xlii, 54

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Punctaria is Punctaria plantaginea (Roth) Greville.

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

Basionym
Zonaria tenuissima C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Kattegat, between Sweden and Denmark (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 636).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very fine (Lewis & Short 1890).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Zonaria tenuissima C.Agardh 1824
Diplostromium tenuissimum (C.Agardh) Kützing 1843

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva plantaginifolia Wulfen 1803
Punctaria undulata J.Agardh 1836
Desmotrichum balticum Kützing 1845
Desmotrichum scopulorum Reinke 1888
Desmotrichum undulatum (J.Agardh) Reinke 1889
Diplostromium balticum (Kützing) J.Agardh 1896
Desmotrichum balticum f. paradoxum Gran 1897
Punctaria baltica (Kützing) Batters 1902
Streblonema effusum Kylin 1907
Desmotrichum repens Kylin 1907
Desmotrichum scopulorum f. fennicum Skottsberg 1911
Entonema effusum (Kylin) Kylin 1947

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville)
Swedish: Vågig prickbindel (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville)
Arctic: Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Gulliksen et al. 1999, Fredriksen & Kile 2012).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Nielsen et al. 1995, Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Black Sea (Ribera et al. 1992), Britain (Newton 1931, Fletcher 1987, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie et al. 2016), Bulgaria (Temniskova, Stoyneva & Kirjakov 2008, Berov et al. 2012), Faroe Islands (Nielsen & Gunnarsson 2001), France (Ribera et al. 1992, Verlaque 2001, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2012), Greece (Tsiamis et al. 2013, Tsiamis et al. 2013), Helgoland (Bartsch & Kuhlenkamp 2000), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Pybus 1977, Guiry 1978, De Valéra et al. 1979, Fletcher 1987, Morton 1994, Guiry 2012), Netherlands (Stegenga et al. 1997), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Spain (Valenzuela Miranda 2002, Bárbara et al. 2005, Cires Rodriguez & Cuesta Moliner 2010), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016), Sweden (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003), Veneto (Sfriso, A.).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Parente et al. 2010).

North America: Baffin Island (Küpper et al. 2016), Maine (Mathieson et al. 2001), North Carolina (Schneider & Searles 1991).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South-west Asia: Cyprus (Tsiamis et al. 2014).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

(as Punctaria undulata J.Agardh)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931), Ireland (Adams 1908, Cotton 1912).

(as Desmotrichum balticum Kützing)
Arctic: Canada (Arctic) (Taylor 1957).

Europe: Sweden (Kylin 1907, Kylin 1947).

North America: Connecticut (Taylor 1957, Schneider, Suyemoto & Yarish 1979), Maine (Taylor 1957).

(as Desmotrichum scopulorum Reinke)
Europe: Sweden (Kylin 1907).

(as Desmotrichum undulatum (J.Agardh) Reinke)
Arctic: Canada (Arctic) (Lee 1980).

Europe: Bulgaria (Dimitrova-Konaklieva 1981), Faroe Islands (Irvine 1982), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Ireland (Guiry 1978), Norway (Jaasund 1965), Romania (Caraus 2002), Spain (Miranda 1931), Sweden (Kylin 1907, Kylin 1947).

Atlantic Islands: Iceland (Munda 1979).

North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977, Scagel et al. 1989), Connecticut (Schneider, Suyemoto & Yarish 1979), New Hampshire (Mathieson & Hehre 1986), New Jersey (Taylor 1957), Nova Scotia (Taylor 1957), Virginia (Humm 1979).

(as Punctaria baltica (Kützing) Batters)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931).

(as Streblonema effusum Kylin)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978, Ribera et al. 1992), Baltic Sea (Nielsen et al. 1995), Black Sea (Ribera et al. 1992), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Romania (Caraus 2002), Sweden (Kylin 1907).

North America: Massachusetts (Taylor 1957).

(as Desmotrichum repens Kylin)
Europe: Sweden (Kylin 1907).

(as Entonema effusum (Kylin) Kylin)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Ercegovic 1980), Romania (Caraus 2002), Sweden (Kylin 1947).

Taxonomic notes
Guiry (1997) suggests consulting Fletcher (1987) for the potential synonymy between Desmotrichum undulatum and Punctaria tenuissima.

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 71) being first found in the Jabuka Island, Croatia in 1947-1956. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Parente, M.I., Fletcher, R.L., Neto, A.I., Tittley, I., Sousa, A.F., Draisma, S. & Gabriel, D. (2010). Life history and morphological studies of Punctaria tenuissima (Chordariaceae, Phaephyceae), a new record for the Azores. Botanica Marina 53(3): 223-231.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Ochrophyta (Phaeophyceae e Xanthophyceae). Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-234, pls 1-51. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Created: 08 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 June 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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Parente, M.I., Fletcher, R.L., Neto, A.I., Tittley, I., Sousa, A.F., Draisma, S. & Gabriel, D. (2010). Life history and morphological studies of Punctaria tenuissima (Chordariaceae, Phaephyceae), a new record for the Azores. Botanica Marina 53(3): 223-231.

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