Grateloupia cornea 1913
Grateloupia cornea Okamura 1913: 63, pl. CXVIII: figs 1-11
Published in: Okamura, K. (1913). Icones of Japanese algae. Vol. III pp. 1-77, pls CI-CXX. Tokyo: published by the author.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Kadzusa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan (Kawaguchi 1989: 226). Type: SAP (Okamura herb.) (Kawaguchi 1989: 226).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), horny, hard and close-textured but not brittle (Stearn 1985).
Specimens from the northeast Pacific that had been identified as G. cornea, based on morphology, were shown by Gabrielson (2008), based on molecular sequencing of the same specimens, to be misidentified species of Prionitis from the northeast Pacific. There is no evidence that G. cornea was or is present in the northeast Pacific. This name should not be applied in the northeast Pacific unless specimens are sequenced and shown to be conspecific with northwest Pacific G. cornea. - (21 Mar 2011) - Paul Gabrielson
This is a marine species.
Kawaguchi, S. (1989). The genus Prionitis (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in Japan. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Series V (Botany) 16: 193-257.
Wang, H.W., Kawaguchi, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2001). A morphological and molecular assessment of the genus Prionitis J. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 49: 251-262.
Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2004). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. III Gelidiales Cryptonemiales Hildenbrandiales. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-203, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]
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Kim, S.Y., Han, E.G., Kim, M.S., Park, J.K. & Boo, S.M. (2013). Grateloupia jejuensis (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta): a new species previously confused with G. elata and G. cornea in Korea. Algae 28(3): 233-240, 2 fig., 2 tables.
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