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Cystoseira crinita Duby 1830

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


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Cystoseira crinita Duby
Karakonero, Rhodes Isl., Greece, January 2006, 1m deep. 15 Jul 2011. Kostas Tsiamis. © Kostas Tsiamis (kostas.tsiamis@gmail.com).


Publication details
Cystoseira crinita Duby 1830: 936

Published in: Duby, J.É. (1830). Aug. Pyrami de Candolle Botanicon gallicum sen synopsis plantarum in flora gallica descriptarum. Editio secunda. Ex herbariis et schedis Candollianis propriisque digestum a J. É. Duby V.D.M. Pars secunda plantas cellulares continens. pp. [i-vi], [545]-1068, [i]-lviii. Paris: Ve Desray, Rue Hautefueille, No. 4.
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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 Carpodesmia crinita (Duby) Orellana & Sansón

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), having tufts of long weak hairs (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Baez et al. (2005: 32) and Thibaut et al. (2016: 73) cite the authority as (Desf.) Bory [1832: 320]. - (11 Oct 2006) - Wendy Guiry

Fucus crinitus Desfontaines 1799, nom. illeg. (INA). - (22 Mar 2016) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Berov et al. (2015) consider Black Sea records of C. crinita f. crinita to be misidentifications of C. bosphorica; records from Canary Islands also misidentifications. In their opinion, C. crinita is a strictly Mediterranean endemic species. - (2 Apr 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
upper sublittoral zone, near the surface, 0-0.5 m depth, on open and sheltered to semi-exposed rocky shores and in littoral pools (Berov et al., 2015). - (2 Apr 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
see Fucus crinitus Desfontaines

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Orellana, S., Hernández, M. & Sansón, M. (2019). Diversity of Cystoseira sensu lato (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean based on morphological and DNA evidence, including Carpodesmia gen. emend. and Treptacantha gen. emend.. European Journal of Phycology 54(3): 447-465 [1-20], 85 figs, 3 tables.

Key references
Bornet, E. (1892). Les algues de P.-K.-A. Schousboe. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles et Mathématiques de Cherbourg 28: 165-376, pls I-III.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

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

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Sauvageau, C. (1912). A propos des Cystoseira de Banyuls et Guéthary. Bulletin de la Station biologique d'Arcachon 14: 133-556.

Taskin, E., Jahn, R., Öztürk, M., Furnari, G. & Cormaci, M. (2012). The Mediterranean Cystoseira (with photographs). pp. [2] 1-75, photographs. Manisa, Turkey: Celar Bayar University.

Thibaut, T., Blanfuné, A., Boudouresque, C.-F. & Verlaque, M. (2015). Decline and local extinction of Fucales in the French Riviera: the harbinger of future extinctions?. Mediterranean Marine Science 16(1): 206-224.

Created: 11 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Pizzuto, F. (1998). Fenologia morfologica e riproduttiva di Cystoseira crinita Duby (Fucales, Fucophyceae) di Isola delle Correnti (Siracusa, Italia). Boll. Acc. Gioenia Sci. Nat. 30(353): 129-136, 2 figs, 1 table, 1 plate.
Pizzuto, F. (1999). On the structure, typology and periodism of a Cystoseira brachycarpa J. Agardh emend. Giaccone community and of a Cystoseira crinita Duby community from the eastern coast of Sicily (Mediterranean Sea). Plant Biosystems 133(1): 15-35, 7 figs, 7 tables.
Sales, M. & Ballesteros, E. (2010). Long-term comparison of algal assemblages dominated by Cystoseira crinita (Fucales, Heterokontophyta) from Cap Corse (Corsica, North Western Mediterranean. European Journal of Phycology 45(4): 404-412.
Sales, M. & Ballesteros, E. (2012). Seasonal dynamics and annual production of Cystoseira crinita (Fucales: Ochrophyta) - domminated assemblages from the Northwestern Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 76: 391-401.
Sales, M., Ballesteros, E., Anderson, M.J., Ivesa, L. & Cardona, E. (2012). Biogeographical patterns of algal communities in the Mediterranean Sea: Cystoseira crinita dominated assemblages as a case study. J. Biogeogr. 39: 140-152.

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