Solieria tenera (J. ) M.J. & W.R.Taylor 1973
Solieria tenera (J.Agardh) M.J.Wynne & W.R.Taylor 1973: 100
Published in: Wynne, M.J. & Taylor, W.R. (1973). The status of Agardhiella tenera and Agardhiella baileyi (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Hydrobiologia 43: 93-107, 11 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Solieria filiformis (Kützing) Gabrielson
Gigartina tenera J.Agardh
Type locality: West Indies (Womersley 1994: 343). Lectotype: Herb. Agardh, LD 34480 (?); (LD 34483*) (Womersley 1994: 343). Notes: Syntype: Atlantic coast of southern North America; West Indies (Silva et al. 1996: 324). Gabrielson & Hommersand (1982: 41) note that when J. Agardh (1841) originally described G. tenera, he gave as its distribution the Atlantic Ocean along the southern coast of North America and the West Indies; when he transferred it to the genus Rhabdonia he listed specific localities, mentioning the islands of Haiti, St. Croix and Puerto Rico. They note that there are some problems associated with the lectotype, selected by Taylor (Taylor & Rhyne 1970) but accept it for the present. Later, Gabrielson (1985: 277), considers that the lectotype specimen LD 34480 should be superseded and he designates the specimen, LD 34483 (*) as the superseding lectotype since the latter exhibits the greatest conformity with J. Agardh's original description. Silva et al. (1996: 919) note that the specimen 33483 bears an inscription that is not completely legible and thus its provenance is uncertain.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), soft, delicate (Brown 1946).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
In 1851 J. Agardh transferred Gigartina tenera J. Agardh 1841 to the genus Rhabdonia and emended the description. The type sheet of Rhabdonia tenera contains six specimens filed under that name, four of which are Agardhiella subulata (C. Agardh) Kraft & Wynne, while two belong in the genus Solieria. Taylor (in Taylor & Rhyne 1970) selected one of the Solieria specimens LD 34480) as the lectotype of Gigartina tenera based on J. Agardh's emended description but this plant does not agree with the original (1941) description. As no particular specimen can be shown to have been in J. Agardh's hand when he wrote the original description of G. tenera, Gabrielson & Hommersand accept Taylor's lectotypification until such evidence is found (Gabrielson & Hommersand 1982: 41). Gabrielson (1985: 277) designates the specimen LD 34483 as the superseding lectotype of G. tenera J. Agardh as it exhibits the greatest conformity with J. Agardh's original description. See discussion in Silva et al. (1996: 918, 919). - (16 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Womersley (1994: 343) cites this as current. - (16 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Probable adventive species found on Australian coasts (Womersley 2003: 500). - (19 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Solieria tenera (J.Agardh) M.J.Wynne & W.R.Taylor)
Europe: Britain (Farnham 1980).
North America: Virginia (Humm 1979).
South America: Brazil (Oliveira Filho 1977).
Australia and New Zealand: Victoria (Womersley 1994).
Source of current name
Gabrielson, P.W. (1985). Agardhiella versus Neoagardhiella (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta): another look at the lectotypification of Gigartina tenera. Taxon 34: 275-280, 2 figs.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. -508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 23 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 July 2009 by G.M. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Gonçalves, C.A.M.. (1977). Estudo sobre a anatomia e desenvolvimento de Solieria tenera (J. Ag.) Wynne e Taylor (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) (Dissertação de Mestrado em Botânica, Universidade de São Paulo)). pp. v + 1-74, pl. 1-11.
Prasad, P.V.D. (1986). A seasonal study of the red seaweeds Solieria tenera and three species of Gracilaria from Jamaica. Hydrobiologia 140: 167-171.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 September 2021.