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Gigartina pacifica Kjellman

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


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Gigartina pacifica Kjellman
Peter the Great Bay, Russia. 27 Mar 2012. Oksana Belous. © Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru).


Publication details
Gigartina pacifica Kjellman 1889: 31, pl. I: figs 21, 22

Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1889). Om Beringhafvets algflora [About the Bering Sea algae]. Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 23(8): 1-58, pls I-VII.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Beringön, temligen ymnig; sällskaplig inom öfre delen af sublitoralregionen, fäst på sten; temligen rikligt sporocarpiebärande [pretty abundant, gregarious in the upper part of the sublitoral zone, attached on stone; tolerably abundant cystocarps; Bering Island, Commander Islands, Russia]" (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 670). Lectotype: F.R. Kjellman (Vega Expedition); 14-19 August 1879; S upper left specimen (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 670). Notes: Lectotype designated by Lindstrom et al. (2011: 670). Additional type material housed in UPS.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina pacifica Kjellman)
North America: Alaska (AK) (Saunders 1901, Lindstrom 1977).

Asia: Japan (Mikami 1965, Segawa 1981), Russia (Lindstrom et al. 2011).

Key references
Lindstrom, S.C., Hughey, J.R. & Martone, P.T. (2011). New, resurrected and redefined species of Mastocarpus (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 50(6): 661-683.

Mikami, H. (1965). A systematic study of the Phyllophoraceae and Gigartinaceae from Japan and its vicinity. Memoirs of the Faculty of Fisheries Hokkaido University 5(2): 181-285.

Okamura, K. (1908). Icones of Japanese algae. Vol. I pp. 147-177, pls XXXI-XXXV. Tokyo: The Author.

Created: 11 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Ohno, Y., Masuda, M. & Kurogi, M. (1982). Reproductive phenology of Gigartina pacifica-ochotensis and Petrocelis (Rhodophyta) in Oshoro Bay, Hokkaido. Japanese Journal of Phycology 30: 125-133.

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