Gigartina atropurpurea (J. ) J.
Gigartina atropurpurea (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1885: 31
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1885). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Fjerde afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Årskrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 21(8): 1-117, 1 pl.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia atropurpurea (J.Agardh) Hommersand
Iridaea atropurpurea J.Agardh
Type locality: Bay of Island, New Zealand (Silva 1996-to date). Type: LD (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 113). Notes: Collector: Berggren (Index Nominum Algarum).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), black-purple (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina atropurpurea (J.Agardh) J.Agardh)
Australia and New Zealand: Chatham Islands (Nelson 2013), New Zealand (Chapman 1979, Adams 1994, Adams 1997, Nelson 2012), North Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), South Island, NZ (Nelson 2013), Stewart Island/Rakiura (Chapman 1979 ).
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Created: 30 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 18 December 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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Lawson, C.J., Rees, D.A., Stancioff, D.J. & Stanley, N.F. (1973). Carrageenans Part VIII. Repeating structures of galactan sulphates from Furcellaria fastigiata, Gigartina canaliculata, G. chamissoi, G. atropurpurea, Ahnfeltia durvillaei, Gymnogongrus furcellatus, Eucheuma cottonii, E. spinosum, E. isiforme, E. uncinatum, Aghardiella tenera, Pachymenia hymantophora, and Gloiopeltis cervicornis. J Chem Soc : 2177-2182.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 December 2019.