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Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel 1934

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Solieriaceae
Genus Wurdemannia


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Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel
Panama. Saboga-Las Perlas. In situ forming short dense mat overgrowing coral.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel
Panama. Branch apex showing multiple apical cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing thick-walled medullary cells and smaller surface cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).


Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel Tanzania
© Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se)

Publication details
Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel 1934: 544

Published in: Feldmann, J. & Hamel, G. (1934). Observations sur quelques Gélidiacées. Revue Générale de Botanique 46: 528-549, 11 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Wurdemannia is Wurdemannia setacea Harvey.

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

Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel

Type information
Type locality: Vicinity of Montpellier, French Mediterranean coast (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 20). Type: Draparnaud; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 20).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), saturn-red, flame-scarlet; literally, ‘painted with red lead’ (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel 1827
Gelidium miniatum (Sprengel) Kützing 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus miniatus Draparnaud ex A.P.de Candolle 1815
Gigartina miniata Duby 1830
Wurdemannia setacea Harvey 1853

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1950: 39) cites this species as Wurdemannia miniata (Draparnaud) Feldmann & Hamel. Dawson (1952: 86) cites this species as Wurdemannia miniata (Lamarck & De Candolle) Feldmann & Hamel. Lawson & John (1987: 179) cite this species as Wurdemannia miniata (Duby) J. Feldmann & Hamel, 1934 (basionym: Gigartina miniata Duby, 1830). Taylor (1945) cites this species as Wurdemannia miniata (Draparnaud) Feldmann & Hamel.

Taxonomic notes
Lawson & John (1987) cite Gigartina miniata Duby , 1830 as the basionym of Wurdemannia miniata (Duby) J. Feldmann & Hamel.

Habitat notes
Widespread in most warm seas; on rock flat ca. 30 cm below low water (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (3 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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