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Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing 1843

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Wrangeliaceae
Tribe Griffithsieae
Genus Halurus


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Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing
Biarriz, France, 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing
Madeira. Peter Wirtz. © Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com ).


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Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing Biarriz, France, 2011
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Publication details
Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing 1843: 374

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Halurus.

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

Conferva equisetifolia Lightfoot

Type information
Type locality: Hampshire, England (Dixon 1983). Lectotype: BM-K (Dixon 1983

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva equisetifolia Lightfoot 1777
Griffithsia equisetifolia (Lightfoot) C.Agardh 1824

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva imbricata Hudson 1778
Conferva verticillata Schmidel 1794
Ceramium simplicifilum A.P.de Candolle 1806
Griffithsia simplicifila (A.P.de Candolle) C.Agardh 1828
Halurus simplicifilum (A.P.de Candolle) Kützing 1849
Halurus equisetifolius var. simplicifilum (De Candolle) J.Agardh 1851

Habitat notes
On rock at sublittoral levels (Tittley et al. 2009). - (25 Mar 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing)
English: Sea Tail (Dickinson 1963), Sea Horsetail (Bunker & al. 2010).

Somewhat cartilaginous, uniseriate, ecorticate, dark red filaments, to 225 mm long. Much branched, irregularly and repeatedly, clothed with whorls of short, incurved, di-trichotomous ramuli.

On rocks, low intertidal pools and shallow, widely distributed, frequent.

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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.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. [1]-215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

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