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Porphyra miniata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh 1824

Publication details
Porphyra miniata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh 1824: 191

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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Publication date: probably September 1824

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Wildemania miniata (C.Agardh) Foslie

Ulva purpurea var. miniata C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Greenland (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1141). Lectotype: Wormskjold; LD 12838 (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1141).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), saturn-red, flame-scarlet; literally, ‘painted with red lead’ (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Guiry (1997) this species requires taxonomic reinvestigation. Some populations may represent P. amplissima (Kjellman) Setchell et Hus in Hus, it is recommended to consult Bird & Mclachlan (1992).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Porphyra miniata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh)
English: Red Nori (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Japanese: Nori (Madlener 1977).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Porphyra miniata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh)
Arctic: Arctic Russia (Vinogradova 2007), Canada (Arctic) (Taylor 1957), Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Gulliksen & al. 1999).

Atlantic Islands: E. Greenland (Pedersen 1976), Iceland (Caram & Jónsson 1972).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Nielsen & al. 1995, Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Britain (Newton 1931), Faroe Islands (Irvine 1982, Nielsen & Gunnarsson 2001), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007), Ireland (Adams 1907, Adams 1908, Guiry 1978, Morton 1994), Norway (Jaasund 1965, Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Spitsbergen (Vinogradova 1995).

North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977, Scagel & al. 1989), British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989), California (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Scagel & al. 1989, Miller 2012), Connecticut (Schneider et al. 1979), Labrador (Taylor 1957), Maine (Mathieson & al. 2001, Klein & al. 2003), Massachusetts (Taylor 1957), New Brunswick (Bates & al. 2005), New Hampshire (Mathieson & Hehre 1986), Newfoundland (Taylor 1957), Nova Scotia (Klein & al. 2003, Müller et al. 2005, Teasdale et al. 2009), Oregon (Hansen 1997), Québec (Taylor 1957), Virginia (Humm 1979), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989).

South America: Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Asia: Commander Islands (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 1997), Kamchatka (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009), Russia (Far East) (Perestenko 1996, Kloczcova 1996, Selivanova 2002).

Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1891). Contribution to the knowledge of the marine algae of Norway. II. Species from different tracts. Tromsø Museums Aarshefter 14: 36-58, 3 pls.

Key references
Bates, C.R., Saunders, G.W. & Chopin, T. (2005). An assessment of two taxonomic distinctness indices for detecting seaweed assemblage responses to environmental stress. Botanica Marina 48: 231-243.

Klein, A.S, Mathieson, A.C., Neefus, C.D., Cain, D.C., Taylor, H.A., Teasdale, B.W., West, A.L., Hehre, E.J., Brodie, J., Yarish, C. & Wallace, A.L. (2003). Identification of north-western Atlantic Porphyra (Bangiaceae, Bangiales) based on sequence variation in nuclear SSU and plastid rbcL genes. Phycologia 42: 109-122, 3 figs, 5 tables.

Klochkova N.G., Koroleva T.N., Kusidi A.E. (2009). Atlas vodorosley-makrofitov prikamchatskikh vod [Atlas of algae-macrophytes of Kamchatka waters. Red algae]. Vol. 2 pp. 301, profusely illustrated. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski: Izdaniya KamchatNIRO. [in Russian]

Kloczcova, N.G. (1996). Flora vodoroslei makrofitov Tatarskogo Proliva i osobennosti ee formirovanija [Macrophyte algal flora of Tatars Gulf (Sea of Japan) and peculiarities of its formation]. pp. 1-289. Vladivostock: Dalnauka. [in Russian]

Müller, K.M., Cannone, J.J. & Sheath, R.G. (2005). A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Bangiales (Rhodophyta) and description of a new genus and species, Pseudobangia kaycoleia. Phycologia 44: 146-155.

Vinogradova K.L. (2007). The genus Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) in the north seas of Russia. Botanicheskii Zhurnal 92(4): 532-543, 3 pls.

Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel' burykh vodorosley severnykh morey SSSR [Manual for identification of the brown algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. Vol. 2 pp. 220, 169 figures. Moscow & Leningrad: Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR. [in Russian]

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Chen, L.C.-M., Edelstein, T., Ogata, E. & McLachlan, J. (1970). The life history of Porphyra miniata. Canadian Journal of Botany 48: 385-389.
Chen, L.C.M. (1986). Cell development of Porphyra miniata (Rhodophyceae) under axenic culture. Botanica Marina 29: 435-439.
Hollenberg, G.J. (1972). Phycological notes VII. Concerning three Pacific Coast species, especially Porphyra miniata (C. Ag.) (Rhodophyceae, Bangiales). Phycologia 11(1): 43-46.
Kübler, J.E., Minocha, S.C. & Mathieson, A.C. (1994). Transient expression of the GUS reporter gene in protoplasts of Porphyra miniata (Rhodophyta). J Mar Biotechnol 1: 165-169, 2 figs.

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