Rhodymenia mammillaris 1842
Rhodymenia mammillaris Montagne 1842: 252
Published in: Montagne, C. (1842). Troisième centurie de plantes cellulaires exotiques nouvelles. Décades V, VI, VII et VIII. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 18: 241-282, pl. 7.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria mammillaris (Montagne) M.Howe
Type locality: "HAB. In littore Martinicae insulae hauc speciem legit ci. Duperrey." [Martinique, French West Indies] (Montagne 1842: 252). Holotype: Duperrey; PC (Gurgel et al. 2004: 174). Notes: Type collector: Duperrey (INA). "Epitype": US Alg. Coll.-204336; NW Gulf of Mexico: offshore Louisiana, dredged from ca 75 m depth, R/V Pelican station 3.2, July 1, 2001, leg. S. Fredericq. According to Hardesty & Freshwater (2018), the currently named G. mammillaris "epitype" (US Alg. Coll.-204336) represents a unique species, Gracilaria gurgelii. However, the supposed epitype was not designated correctly (art. 7.11) and was ineffective.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Howe, M.A. (1918). Class 3. Algae. In: Flora of Bermuda (illustrated). (Britton, N.L. Eds), pp. 489-540. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2021.