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Chondrophycus cartilagineus (Yamada) Garbary & J.T.Harper 1998

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Laurencieae
Genus Chondrophycus


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Chondrophycus cartilagineus (Yamada) Garbary & J.T.Harper
Hawaii. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Porphyra papenfussii V.Krishnamurthy

Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada Hawaii
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Chondrophycus cartilagineus (Yamada) Garbary & J.T.Harper 1998: 194

Published in: Garbary, D.J. & Harper, J.T. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Laurencia complex (Rhodomelaceae) of the red algae. Cryptogamie, Algologie 19: 185-200.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chondrophycus.

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

Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada

Type information
Type locality: Mogi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (McDermid 1988: 232). Holotype: SAP T1 (McDermid 1988: 232). Notes: Type locality: Kyushu I., Southern Japan (South & Skelton, 2003: 738). Syntype locality: Chikuzen and Iyo provinces (Fukuoko and Ehime Prefectures), Japan.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Chondrophycus

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cartilaginous, flexible but firm and tough (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada 1931

Nomenclatural notes
This genus is treated as masculine according to the proposal to add -phycus to the two exceptions (-anthus and -chilus) in Art. 62.2 of I.C.B.N., accepted during the XVI International Botanical Congress (St. Louis, Missouri, 26-30 July 1999) (Furnari et al., 1999, citing Barrie & Greuter, 1999).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Nam, K.W. (1999). Morphology of Chondrophycus undulata and C. parvipapillata and its implications for the taxonomy of the Laurencia (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) complex. European Journal of Phycology 34: 455-468, 43 figs, 2 tables.

Nam, K.W. (2011). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 3. Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae, Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae: Laurencia, Chondrophycus, Palisada, Chondria. Marine red algae. pp. [1-6], 1-198, figs 1-141. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Sentíes, A., Cassano, V., Dreckmann, K.M., Gil-Rodríguez, M.C. & Stein, E.M. & Fujii, M.T. (2016). Chondrophycus anabeliae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales), a new species in the Laurencia complex from the Mexican Caribbean. Phytotaxa 283(3): 259-270, 19 figs.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

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