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Vertebrata foetidissima (Cocks ex Bornet) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs 2017

Publication details
Vertebrata foetidissima (Cocks ex Bornet) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs in Díaz-Tapia & al. 2017: 4 (table 2)

Published in: Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Publication date: February 2017

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Vertebrata is Vertebrata fastigiata S.F.Gray.

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

Basionym
Polysiphonia foetidissima Cocks ex Bornet

Type information
Lectotype locality: Plymouth, Cornwall, England (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 336). Lectotype: Cocks; undated (?1855); PC ‘Algarum Fasciculi’, no. 29. Probable Syntypes distributed as this exsiccatum (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 337). Notes: Lectotype: PC 0146017; Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth, Cornwall (Diaz-Tapia et al., 2013).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very foul-smelling.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia foetidissima Cocks ex Bornet 1892

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Polysiphonia foetidissima Cocks ex Bornet)
English: Pungent Siphon Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia foetidissima Cocks ex Bornet)
Atlantic Islands: Azores (Parente), Bermuda (Taylor 1960, Schneider 2003), Madeira (Neto, Cravo & Haroun 2001), Salvage Islands (John & al. 2004).

Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978), Britain (Newton 1931, Maggs & Hommersand 1993, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie & al. 2016), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Díaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2013, Anon. 2017), Ireland (Guiry 2012), Portugal (Ardré 1970, Ardré 1970 , Díaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2013), Spain (Ballesteros 1985, Gallardo & al. 1985, Díaz et al. 2009, Díaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2013), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo & al. 2016).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Suárez 2005, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014), Trinidad & Tobago (Duncan & Lee Lum 2006).

Pacific Islands: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014).

(as Vertebrata foetidissima (Cocks ex Bornet) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs)
Atlantic Islands: Cape Verde Islands (Gabriel & Fredericq 2019), Trindade and Martim Vaz (Pellizzari & al. 2020).

Europe: Atlantic France (Burel, Le Duff & Ar Gall 2019).

North America: Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Mexico (Atlantic) (Ek García-García & al. 2020).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

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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 24 January 2021.

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