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Gelidium caerulescens Kützing 1868

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Gelidiaceae
Genus Gelidium

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Gelidium caerulescens Kützing
Panama. Surface view of cortical cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Gelidium caerulescens Kützing
KwaZulu-Natal. Tom Schils. © Tom Schils (tom@schils.be).

Gelidium caerulescens Kützing
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

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Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand 1. Habit. 2. Photo in aquarium. Plants taken from the low intertidal dead corals, Hainan Island (China).
© Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru)

Publication details
Gelidium caerulescens Kützing 1868: 19-20, pl. 56: figs. c,d

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1868). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XVIII pp. [i-iii], 1-35, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand

Type information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252). Lectotype: Vieillard No. 2103; L 941,11-91 (barcode L0056117) (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252). Notes: Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 540) note that five specimens on sheet L 941,11-98 (barcode L0056116) are all isotypes.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), becoming sky-blue (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
Santelices, B. & Hommersand, M. (1997). Pterocladiella, a new genus in the Gelidiaceae (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 36: 114-119.

Key references
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

Shimada, S. & Masuda, M. (2002). Japanese species of Pterocladiella Santelices et Hommersand (Rhodophyta, Gelidiales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 167-181. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

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Verified by: 26 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Tronchin, E.M. & Freshwater, D.W. (2007). Four Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) new to southern Africa, Aphanta pachyrrhiza gen. et sp. nov., Gelidium profundum sp. nov., Pterocladiella caerulescens and P. psammophila sp. nov.. Phycologia 46(3): 325-348, 49 figs, 4 tables.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.

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