Aglaothamnion sepositum (Gunnerus) Maggs & Hommersand 1993
Gaillona seposita (Gunnerus) Athanasiadis
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Aglaothamnion sepositum (Gunnerus) Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 112, fig. 38A-F
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aglaothamnion is Aglaothamnion furcellariae (J.Agardh) Feldmann-Mazoyer.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gaillona seposita (Gunnerus) Athanasiadis.
Conferva seposita Gunnerus
Type locality: Lhanfaethly, Anglesey, Caernavon, Wales; (Dixon & Price 1981: 138) Lectotype: Green; undated; OXF; (Dixon & Price 1981: 138) Notes: Comments: the lectotype selected is also the lectotype of Conferva purpurascens Hudson (q.v.).
Origin of Species Name
Participle A (Latin), disregarded, isolated, reserved.
This is a marine species.
Bushy tufts of uniseriate, dark brown-red filaments, to 200 mm high, opaque, cartilaginous, heavily corticated by rhizoidal filaments. Branched repeatedly, branches clothed with pinnate ramuli. Cells of ramuli twice as long as broad.
Most frequently on mussels, but also on rocks, barnacles and limpets, mid-intertidal on exposed shores, common in north, less frequent on southern coasts.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2023