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Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh 1863

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Polysiphonia


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Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh
Cottesloe, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh
Mosman Beach, Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh
Augier Bay, Malta; on rock in splash zone. 17 Mar 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh
Augier Bay, Malta; splash-zone rocks. 17 Mar 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh
Le Vasche, near Calafuria, Livorno, Italy; specimens forming brown tufts in mid littoral zone. 16 Apr 2007. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh
Le Vasche, near Calafuria, Livorno, Italy; specimens froming brown tufts in mid littoral zone. 16 Apr 2007. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).


Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh Augier Bay, Malta; splash-zone rocks
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Polysiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) J.Agardh 1863: 969

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Ceramium sertularioides Grateloup

Type information
Type locality: Cette (Sète, Hérault), France (Womersley 1979: 478). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Womersley (1979: 478). Type from Cette, Golfe du Lion, France; but later Womersley says location unknown (Womersley, 2003: 186).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ceramium sertularioides Grateloup 1806
Hutchinsia roseola var. sertularioides (Grateloup) C.Agardh 1828
Neosiphonia sertularioides (Grateloup) K.W.Nam & P.J.Kang 2012

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Vertebrata sertularioides (Grateloup) Kuntze 1891
Polysiphonia purpurata Zanardini ex A.De Toni 1907

Nomenclatural notes
Díaz-Tapia (2017: 23) write: "Polysiphonia sertularioides was transferred to Neosiphonia based on the morphology of Korean material attributed to this species (Nam & Kang, 2012). However, its type locality is in the Mediterranean, and Atlantic sequences for this species are not in the Fernandosiphonia clade (Fig. 1; Mamoozadeh & Freshwater, 2012)." - (3 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
? Polysiphonia flaccidissima Hollenberg 1942 (Womersley 2003: 184). - (28 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Usually just above or below low tide level on rough-water coasts (Womersley 2003: 186).

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Mamoozadeh, N.R. & Freshwater, D.W. (2012). Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae) species of Caribbean Panama including Polysiphonia lobophoralis sp. nov. and Polysiphonia nuda sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 55(4): 317-347.

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..

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

Serio, D., Furnari, G., Moro, I. & Sciuto, K. (2020). Molecular and morphological characterisation of Melanothamnus testudinis sp. nov. (Rhodphyta, Rhodomelaceae) and its distinction from Polysiphonia carettia. Phycologia 59(4): 281-291.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 15 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 August 2020 by G.M. Guiry

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Rojas-González, B. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2010). Morfología y distribución de las especies de Polysiphonia de las Islas Canarias. 5. Polysiphonia sertularioides (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Vieraea 38: 99-108.

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