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Pilinia rimosa Kützing 1843

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ectocarpales
Family Chordariaceae
Genus Pilinia


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Pilinia rimosa Kützing
Helgoland, Germany; cultured, unilocular sporangia containing only 4 zoospores; a few stigmata are discernable (DIC optics). Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).

Pilinia rimosa Kützing
Helgoland, Germany; filaments in culture with developing unilocular sporangia (swollen cells). Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).

Pilinia rimosa Kützing
Newfoundland; fungal sporangium developing on apical cells. Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).


Pilinia rimosa Kützing Helgoland, Germany; cultured, unilocular sporangia containing only 4 zoospores; a few stigmata are discernable (DIC optics)
© Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com)

Publication details
Pilinia rimosa Kützing 1843: 273

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pilinia.

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

Type information
Type locality: near Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany (Silva & al. 1996: 717).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), full of cracks, marked with numerous cracks (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Leptonema lucifugum Kuckuck 1897
Waerniella lucifuga (Kuckuck) Kylin 1947
Leptonematella lucifuga (Kuckuck) P.C.Silva 1959
Waerniella lucifuga var. australis A.B.Cribb 1965

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) this genus is of uncertain position within the Phaeophyceae and they recommend consulting a review of its troubled taxonomic history by Papenfuss (1962).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

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

Hooper, R.G., South, G.R. & Nielsen, R. (1987). Transfer of Pilinia Kuetzing from Chlorophyceae with Waerniella Kylin in synonymy. Taxon 36: 439-440.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

Wynne, M.J. (1998). A checklist of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: first revision. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 116: [i]-iii, 1-155, 5 figs.

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O'Kelly, C.J. (1989). Preservation of cytoplasmic ultrastructure in dried herbarium specimens: the lectotype of Pilinia rimosa (Phaeophyta, formerly Chlorphyta). Phycologia 28: 369-374, 18 figs.

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