Polysiphonia pentamera 1968
Polysiphonia pentamera Hollenberg 1968: 204, 205, fig. 2D
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. II. Polysiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 198-207, 5 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 Kapraunia pentamera (Hollenberg) Savoie & G.W.Saunders
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 544). Type: Malvern Gilmartin, Jr. 524,2; 30.viii.1955; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Holotype: US 48526 (Savoie & Saunders, 2019).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia pentamera Hollenberg)
Central America: Panama (Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2011).
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).
Indian Ocean Islands: Maldives (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
Source of current name
Savoie, A.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018 '2019'). A molecular assessment of species diversity and generic boundaries in the red algal tribes Polysiphonieae and Streblocladieae (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Canada. European Journal of Phycology 54(1): 1-25.
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.
Mamoozadeh, N.R. & Freshwater, D.W. (2012). Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae) species of Caribbean Panama including Polysiphonia lobophoralis sp. nov. and Polysiphonia nuda sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 55(4): 317-347.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 August 2020.