Gainia mollis R.L.Moe
Gainia mollis R.L.Moe 1985: 422, figs 2-19
Published in: Moe, R.L. (1985). Gainia and the Gainiaceae, a new genus and family of crustose marine Rhodophyceae from Antarctica. Phycologia 24: 419-428.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gainia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), soft, pliant (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Henkes Is., northern Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula (67o48’S, 68o56’W) (Moe 1985: 422). Holotype: 15 February 1975; 15m. UC 1475017 (cystocarpic plant) (Moe 1985: 422).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gainia mollis R.L.Moe)
Subantarctic Islands: South Shetland Islands (Wiencke & Clayton 2002).
Hommersand, M.H., Moe, R.L., Amsler, C.D. & Fredericq, S. (2009). Notes on the systematics and biogeographical relationships of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Rhodophyta with descriptions of four new genera and five new species. Botanica marina 52: 509-534.
Created: 20 April 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 January 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2019.