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Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1867

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ralfsiales
Family Ralfsiaceae
Genus Ralfsia

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Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Ralfsia clavata , Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland. 27 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland. 27 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; on a limpet at MTL. 22 Mar 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal limpets. 04 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal limpets
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Ralfsia clavata (Harvey) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1867: 166

Published in: Crouan, P.L. & Crouan, H.M. (1867). Florule du Finistère contenant les descriptions de 360 espèces nouvelles de sporogames, de nombreuses observations et une synonymic des plantes cellulaires et vasculaires qui croissent spontanément dans ce département, accompagnées de trente-deux planches où est représentée l'organographie, faite sur l'état vif, des fruits et des tissus de 198 genres d'algues avec la plante grandeur naturelle ou réduite plus une planche supplémentaire où sont figures 24 champignons nouveaux. pp. [i]-x, [1]-262, frontisp., pi. 1-31, + 1 suppl. pl., coloured liths. by H. Crouan. Paris & Brest: Friedrich Klincksieck & J.B. et A. Lefournier.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ralfsia is Ralfsia deusta (C.Agardh) Berkeley.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Stragularia clavata (Harvey) Hamel

Basionym
Myrionema clavatum Harvey

Type information
Type locality: [Loch Linnhe, Scotland] (Athanasiadis 1996: 190). Type: TCD? Notes: A precise locality was not mentioned by Harvey but Captain Carmichael collections were mostly from Scotland's west coast.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), clavate (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

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

[Crouan, P.L. & Crouan, H.M.] (1852). Algues marines du Finistère. Vol. 1-3 pp. Premier volume, Fucóïdees: 1 Apr 1852 (signed on p. [8]), p. [1]-[12], 1 -112 specimens with detailed labels, [vii, index]. Deuxième volume, Floridées: 1852, p. [1]-[12], 113-322, id., [iv-xi, index]. Troisième volume, Zoospermées: 1852, p. [l]-[8], 323-4. Brest: chez Crouans frères, pharmaciens.

Created: 11 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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

Edelstein, T., Chen, L.-C., and McLachlan, J. (1970). The life cycle of Ralfsia clavata and R. borneti. . Canadian Journal of Botany 48(3): 527-531, plates 1-3.
Edelstein, T., Chen, L.C.-M. & McLachlan, J. (1970). The life cycle of Ralfsia clavata and R. borneti. Canadian Journal of Botany 48: 527-531.

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