Prasiola meridionalis & N.L.Gardner 1920
Prasiola meridionalis Setchell & N.L.Gardner Bamfield, Vancouver Island, British Columbia; bird-frequented rocks above high-water mark
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Prasiola meridionalis Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1920: 291, pl. 25: fig. 2
Published in: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1920). Phycological contributions. I. University of California Publications in Botany 7: 279-324, pls 21-31.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found towards the South.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Sutherland et al. (2016) report this as "Prasiola cf. meridionalis" from two localities in Japan, but their sequences are identical to Prasiola stipitata. - (30 Oct 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Holotype locality: "The specimens taken as the type of this species were collected by one of us (Gardner) at Neah Bay, Washington." (Setchell & Gardner 1920: 291). Type: N.L. Gardner 3824; UC (Setchell & Gardner 1920: 291). Notes: "We are also inclined to refer here specimens collected at 'Minnesota Reef' at Friday Harbor, Washington, and at the entrance to Tomales Bay, California. In the last two localities the species is associated with Gayella constricta [Rosenvingiella constricta]. Cultures, however, strongly indicate the independence of the two plants from one another."
Hollenberg, G.J. & Abbott, I.A. (1966). Supplement to Smith's marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. [i]-ix [xii], -130, 53 figs. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.
Moniz, M.B.J., Guiry, M.D. & Rindi, F. (2014). tufA phylogeny and species boundaries in the green algal order Prasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 53(4): 396-406.
Rindi, F., McIvor, L. & Guiry, M.D. (2004). The Prasiolales (Chlorophyta) of Atlantic Europe: an assessment based on morphological, molecular, and ecological data, including the characterization of Rosenvingiella radicans (Kützing) comb. nov. Journal of Phycology 40: 977-997, 7 figs.
Rindi, F., McIvor, L., Sherwood, A.R., Friedl, T., Guiry, M.D. & Sheath, R.G. (2007). Molecular phylogeny of the green algal order Prasiolales (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 43: 811-822.
Scagel, R.F. (1957). An annotated list of the marine algae of British Columbia and northern Washington (including keys to genera). Bulletin, National Museum of Canada 150: [i]-vi, 1-289.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Sutherland, J.E., Miyata, M., Ishikawa, M. & Nelson, W.A. (2016). Prasiola (Prasiolales, Trebouxiophyceae) in Japan: a survey of freshwater populations and new records of marine taxa. Phycological Research 64: 110-117, 3 figs.
Created: 07 September 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 October 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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Akintobi, S.O. (1961). Cyto-morphological study of Prasiola meridionalis. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis. pp. 1-29, 4 figs. Vancouver: University of British Columbia.
Anderson, B.S. & Foster, M.S. (1999). The effects of insolation and grazing on populations of the splash zone alga Prasiola meridionalis (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 38: 349-355, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Bravo, L.M. (1962). A contribution to knowledge of the life history of Prasiola meridionalis. Phycologia 2: 17-23.
Bravo, L.M. (1965). Studies on the life history of Prasiola meridionalis. Phycologia 4: 177-194.
Cole, K. & Akintobe, S. (1963). The life cycle of Prasiola meridionalis Setchell and Gardner. Canadian Journal of Botany 4: 661-668.
Hanic, L.A. (1979). Observations on Prasiola meridionalis (S. & G.) and Rosenvingiella constricta (S. & G.) Silva (Chlorophyta, Prasiolales) from Galiano Island, British Columbia. Phycologia 18: 71-76.
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