Gymnogongrus crenulatus (Turner) J.Agardh 1851

Gymnogongrus crenulatus (Turner) J.Agardh

Current name: Gymnogongrus crenulatus (Turner) J.Agardh
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Publication Details
Gymnogongrus crenulatus (Turner) J.Agardh 1851: 320

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gymnogongrus is Gymnogongrus griffithsiae (Turner) Martius.

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

Fucus crenulatus Turner

Type Information
Type locality: Oporto, Portugal; (Turner 1802) Lectotype: BM-K; (Turner 1802: pl. 8) Notes: See also Dixon & Irvine (1977: 217).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), crenulate, having small rounded teeth (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cartilaginous, fleshy, flattened, dark red fronds, to 100 mm high, with short cylindrical stipe from basal disc. Repeatedly dichotomous, branches strap-shaped, apices rounded, often paler than rest of frond. Reproductive structures appear as external, wart-like excescenses.

Epilithic, lower littoral in pools and emergent, and sublittoral to 13 m, tolerant of sand cover; plants typically encrusted with species of Bryozoa, Foraminifera and calcareous algae (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 218, 219). On sand-covered rocks, lower intertidal, southern and western coasts, often locally abundant.

Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 February 2017

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