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Polyopes constrictus (Turner) J.Agardh

Publication details
Polyopes constrictus (Turner) J.Agardh 1851: 239

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
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Polyopes.

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

Basionym
Fucus constrictus Turner

Type information
Type locality: "At Kent's Islands, near New Holland. Mr. Brown" [Kent Group of Islands, Bass Strait, Australia] (Turner 1809-1811: 40). Lectotype: Robert Brown; BM (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 176).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), constricted.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus constrictus Turner 1811
Sphaerococcus constrictus (Turner) C.Agardh 1822
Rhodymenia australis var. constricta (Turner) Sonder 1845
Gelidium constrictum (Turner) K├╝tzing 1849

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus microcarpus C.Agardh 1822
Chondrus microcarpus (C.Agardh) Greville 1830
Prionitis microcarpa (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851
Chaetangium flabellatum Harvey 1859
Zanardinula microcarpa (C.Agardh) De Toni fil. 1936
Polyopes microcarpus (C.Agardh) Kajimura 1995

Nomenclatural notes
Polyopes constrictus (Turner) J. Agardh 1849: 86 (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 175). - (10 Jun 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Moderately common from shallow but often shaded situations to 20 m deep (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 176).

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Key references
Kawaguchi, S., Wang, H.-W., Horiguchi, T., Lewis, J.A. & Masuda, M. (2002). Rejection of Sinkoraena and transfer of some species of Carpopeltis and Sinkoraena to Polyopes (Rhodophyta, Halymeniaceae). Phycologia 41: 619-635.

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.

Withall, R.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2007 '2006'). Combining small and large subunit ribosomal DNA genes to resolve relationships among orders of the Rhodymeniophycidae (Rhodophyta): recognition of the Acrosymphytales ord. nov. and Sebdeniales ord. nov. European Journal of Phycology 41: 379-394.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Lewis, J.A. (1994). Family Halymeniaceae Bory 1828: 158. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 167-218. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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