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Ceramium nitens (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Ceramiaceae
Subfamily Ceramioideae
Tribe Ceramieae
Genus Ceramium


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Ceramium nitens (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre una gorgonia. Foto: Ángel Fernández..


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Ceramium nitens (C.Agardh) J.Agardh en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre una gorgonia. Foto: Ángel Fernández.

Publication details
Ceramium nitens (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851: 130

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

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

Ceramium rubrum var. nitens C.Agardh

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), shining, gleaming (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ceramium rubrum var. nitens C.Agardh 1824

General environment
This is a marine species.

Mid-intertidal to shallow subtidal up to 15 m depth; growing on rocks or coral fragments, and epiphytic on, or sometimes entangled with, other green or red macroalgae, or seagrass blades of Thalassia testudinum Banks ex Konig or Syringodium filiforme Kützing.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ceramium nitens (C.Agardh) J.Agardh)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Taylor 1960, Schneider 2003), Cape Verde Islands (Otero-Schmitt & Sanjuan 1992, John & al. 2004, Prud'homme van Reine, Haroun & Kostermans 2005, Gabriel & Fredericq 2019).

North America: Florida (Taylor 1960, Gallagher & Humm 1983, Cho et al. 2004, Littler, Littler & Hanisak 2008), Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Atlantic) (García & al. 2020).

Central America: Belize (Taylor 1960, Norris & Bucher 1982, Gallagher & Humm 1983, Littler & Littler 1997), Costa Rica (Cho et al. 2004).

Caribbean Islands: Bahamas (Taylor 1960), Barbados (Taylor 1969), Caicos Islands (Taylor 1960), Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Taylor 1960, Suárez 2005, Díez García & Jover Capote 2011, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014, Torres Conde & Martínez-Daranas 2019, Cabrera & al. 2020), Curaçao (Fricke et al. 2011), Hispaniola (Taylor 1960), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Martinique (Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960, Gallagher & Humm 1983), St. Eustatius (van der Loos & Prud'homme van Reine 2015, van der Loos & al. 2017), Turks And Caicos Islands (Gallagher & Humm 1983), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

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

South America: Brazil (Barros-Barreto et al 2006), Colombia (Taylor 1960, Schnetter 1969, Díaz-Pulido & Díaz-Ruíz 2003), Venezuela (Ganesan 1990, Solé 2008).

South-east Asia: Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Lastimoso & Santiañez 2021).

Key references
Barros-Barreto, M.B., McIvor, L., Maggs, C.A. & Ferreira, P.C.G. (2006). Molecular systematics of Ceramium and Centroceras (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Brazil. Journal of Phycology 42: 905-921.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cho, T.O., Boo, S.M., Norris, J.N. & Fredericq, S. (2004). Rhizoidal cortication in the red algal genus Ceramium (Ceramiaceae, Ceramiales): two developmental patterns. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 397-407.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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