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Predaea laciniosa Kraft 1984

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Nemastomatales
Family Nemastomataceae
Genus Predaea


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Predaea laciniosa Kraft
Heron Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Predaea laciniosa Kraft
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Predaea laciniosa Kraft
Panama. Habit of soft gelatinous thallus.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Predaea laciniosa Kraft
Panama. Dichotomously branched cortical filaments.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Predaea laciniosa Kraft
Panama. Ovoid cystocarp of tightly packed carposporangia.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).


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Predaea laciniosa Kraft Panama. Habit of soft gelatinous thallus.
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Predaea laciniosa Kraft 1984: 11, figs 25-35

Published in: Kraft, G.T. (1984). The red algal genus Predaea (Nemastomataceae, Gigartinales) in Australia. Phycologia 23: 3-20, 43 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Predaea is Predaea masonii (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) G.De Toni.

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

Type information
Type locality: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Kraft 1984: 11). Holotype: MELU K15426 - Figs 25, 26 (Kraft 1984: 11). Notes: Type locality: Coral Gardens, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Holotype MELU K15426 (South & Skelton, 2003: 728).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), laciniate.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Thallus: gelatinous, slippery, soft to turgid, 2-5 cm high, pink to rose-red; branching irregular. Main axis to 1 cm thick, irregularly lobed, in more than one plane; apices bluntly rounded. Medulla of loosely arranged longitudinal filaments (2-3 µm diam.) within mucilaginous gel. Cortical filaments radial, dichotomously branched, deeply pigmented; cells ovoid, 4-5 µm diam.; gland cells spherical, intercalary, rare,13-26 µm diam. Spermatangia spherical, 2-3 µm diam., 1-2 terminal on apical or subapical cells. Cystocarps ovoid, 78-126 µm diam.; carposporangia ovoid to spherical, tightly packed, 4-8 µm diam. (http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/pacificalgae/specie/110).

Rare: on rocks, coral rubble, or crustose corallines; to 10 m deep.

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Key references
Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Aponte, N.E. (2009). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. IX. Additions to the flora including reports of three species for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean. Botanica Marina 52(3): 229-235, 13 figs.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Huisman, J.M., Boo, G.H. & Boo, S.M. (2018). Gelidiales. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 245-264. 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.

Schils, T. & Coppejans, E. (2002). Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 254-267.

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