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Cystoseira myrica (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Cystoseira


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Cystoseira myrica (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh
Cystoseira myrica var. occidentalis. Excicata identificada como Cystoseira myrica por D. Zúñiga. Foto: Mayrene Guimaris..

Cystoseira myrica (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Cystoseira myrica (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh
KwaZulu-Natal. O. Dargent. © O. Dargent.


Publication details
Cystoseira myrica (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh 1820: 53-54

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cystoseira is Cystoseira concatenata (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Polycladia myrica (S.G.Gmelin) Draima, Ballesteros, F.Rousseau & T.Thibaut

Fucus myrica S.G.Gemlin

Type information
Type locality: "Mare mediterraneum? ad Littora Kamtschatica quoque legit Kraschenninikow" Collector: Kraschenninikow (Gmelin 1768: 88). Notes: The type locality as reported by Gmelin “Locus Mare mediterraneum? ad Littora Kamtschatica quoque legit Kraschennikiow” is clearly inconsistent (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 47). Siberia: Kamchatka Peninsula (LT fide C. Agardh 1820) (Index Nominum Algarum).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus commersonii J.V.Lamouroux ex Montagne 1847
Polycladia commersonii (J.V.Lamouroux ex Montagne) Montagne 1849

Habitat notes
Warm waters. On bottom covered with coral fragments, at 1-2 m depth; on rock flat, ca. 30cm below low water, in Caulerpa racemosa community; attached plants with epiphytic Jania; drifting plants intermingled in floating rafts composed mostly of Sargassum spp. and Turbinaria triquetra; attached plants obtained on rocky substrates in well-illuminated habitats at depths of 20-200 cm below low water level of spring tides (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (15 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Ballesteros, E., Rousseau, F. & Thibaut, T. (2010). DNA sequence data demonstrate the polyphyly of the genus Cystoseira and other Sargassaceae genera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1329-1345.

Key references
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.

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.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Created: 29 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 September 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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Papenfuss, G.F. & Jensen, J.B. (1967). The morphology, taxonomy, and nomenclature of Cystophyllum trinode (Forsskål) J. Agardh and Cystoseira myrica (S.G. Gmelin) C. Agardh (Fucales: Cystoseiraceae). Blumea 15: 17-24, 4 figs.

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