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Gainia mollis R.L.Moe

Publication details
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.

Type species
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.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Antarctic Peninsula (Hommersand et al. 2009), Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Moe 1985, Wiencke & Clayton 2002), King George Island (Tai, Lindstrom & Saunders 2001).

Key references
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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Citing AlgaeBase
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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.

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