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Feldmannophycus Augier & Boudouresque, 1971

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

Holotype species: Feldmannophycus rayssiae (Feldmann & G.Feldmann) H.Augier & Boudouresque

Original publication and holotype designation: Augier, H. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (1971). Découverte des cystocarpes de Feldmannophycus rayssiae (J. Feld. et G. Feld.) nov. gen. (Rhodophycées, Gigartinales). Bulletin de la Société Phycologique de France 16: 25-30.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

Nomenclatural notes
Monotypic when introduced. - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry

"Incertae sedis Caulacanthaceae" (Athanasiadis 2016: 456). - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Description: Plants form dense masses a few cm in height on corallinaceous algae in heavy surge and are very similar in habit to Caulacanthus, from which they differ in producing only a single periaxial cell, rather than two, on cells of the central axial filaments, and carposporangia in chains of two, rather than singly. The fusion cell is clearly lateral to the central axial filament, unlike Caulacanthus (and also Taylorophycus).

Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 20 Jan 2017 by M.D. Guiry.

Comments: Distribution: The genus is endemic to the western Mediterranean and Sicily, where it occurs to depths of 25 m (Cormaci et al. 1979), another feature serving to distinguish it from Caulacanthus. Both Battiato et al. (1979) and Cormaci et al. (1979) place Feldmannophycus in the Sphaerococcaceae without explanation.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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