Polysiphonia delicatula 1968
Polysiphonia delicatula Hollenberg 1968: 62, fig. 1 F
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. I. Oligosiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 56-98, 43 figs.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus delicatulus (Hollenberg) Huisman
Type locality: Pokai Bay, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands (Hollenberg 1968: 539). Holotype: Maxwell S.Doty MSD 19116G2; cystocarpic; 1 Aug. 1959; on Galaxaura sp. dredged from 15 fathoms. US 00061213, Barcode: 00164735 (Huisman 2018: 539).
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), very delicate (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia delicatula Hollenberg)
Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).
Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, N'Yeurt & Payri 2010), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999, Stuercke & McDermid 2004), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Wake Atoll (Ysuda & al. 2010).
Source of current name
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
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.
Created: 11 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 October 2021.