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Ralfsia occidentalis Hollenberg 1945

Publication details
Ralfsia occidentalis Hollenberg in W.R. Taylor 1945: 81

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ralfsia is Ralfsia deusta (C.Agardh) Berkeley.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ralfsia pacifica Hollenberg

Type information
Type locality: Braithwaite Bay, I. Soccoro, Is. Revilla Gigedo, Mexico (Taylor 1945: 81, 82). Holotype: W.R. Taylor no. 34-31; 2 Jan. 1934; common on rocks. Hancock Foundation (Taylor 1945: 81, 82). Notes: No. 34-31 (plurangial, TYPE), no. 34-42(sporangial), collected 2 January 1934. Ibid., dredged from 37 metres’ depth at sta. 132 near Braithwaite Bay, no. 34-42A (sporangial), 2 January 1934.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), western.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Hollenberg, G.J. (1969). An account of the Ralfsiaceae (Phaeophyta) of California. Journal of Phycology 5(4): 290-301, 30 figs.

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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 23 September 2021.

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