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Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Calosiphoniaceae
Genus Schmitzia


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Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry
19 Jun 1982. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Publication details
Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry 1985: 299, figs 2-24

Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Guiry, M.D. (1985). Life history and reproduction of Schmitzia hiscockiana sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) from the British Isles. Phycologia 24: 297-310.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Schmitzia is Schmitzia neapolitana (Berthold) P.C.Silva.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry)
English: Lobed Jelly Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Type information
Type locality: Bardsey Island, Wales. Holotype: C.A. Maggs & C. Lumb; 19 August 1983; on pebbles at 13 m. GALW (Maggs & Guiry 1985: 299). Notes: Isotypes in BEL, BM, MEL. UBC, US.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Britain (Brodie & al. 2016, Bunker & al. 2017), Ireland (Maggs & Guiry 1985, Morton 1994, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Guiry 2012, Bunker & al. 2017), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001, Husa, Steem & Sjøtun 2014), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996).

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Karlsson, J. (1990). On the occurrence of the genus Schmitzia (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) on the Swedish West Coast. British Phycological Journal 25: 367-374.

Lein, T.E., Bruntse, G., Gunnarsson, K. & Nielsen R. (1999). New records of benthic marine algae for Norway, with notes on some rare species from the Florø district, western Norway. Sarsia 84:39-53.. Sarsia 84: 39-53.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 07 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Maggs, C.A. & Guiry, M.D. (1985). Life history and reproduction of Schmitzia hiscockiana sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) from the British Isles. Phycologia 24: 297-310.

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