Hildenbrandia rubra (Sommerfelt) Meneghini 1841

Hildenbrandia rubra (Sommerfelt) Meneghini

Hildenbrandia rubra (Sommerfelt) MeneghiniCladdagh, Galway, Ireland; on upper-shore granitic boulders with the invasive barnacle Elminius modestus Darwin - 27 January 2008. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Hildenbrandia rubra (Sommerfelt) Meneghini 1841: 426 (as 'Hildenbrandtia')

Published in: Meneghini, G. (1841). [Algologia Dalmatica]. In: Sezione di botanica, e fisiologia vegetabile. Adunanza del dì 16 Settembre 1841. In: Atti della Terza Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani, tenuta in Firenze nel Settembre del 1841. (Savi, P. Eds), pp. 417-436. Firenze: Galileiana.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Hildenbrandia is Hildenbrandia prototypus Nardo.

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

Basionym
Verrucaria rubra Sommerfelt

Type Information
Type locality: Hab. in lapidibus a fluxu maris inundatis ad litora Nordlandiae frequenter [Nordland, Norway]; (Sommerfelt 1826: 140) Lectotype: O; (Irvine & Pueschel 1994: 240) Notes: According to Irvine & Pueschel (1994: the lectotype: is from Norway (Saltdal). Sherwood & Sheath (2003: 411) give the following data: Holotype: Yaltdalen. Sommerfelt (vii. 1822); in O (no number given).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), red (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Rose-red or brownish-red crusts, 0.2-0.5 mm thick, of indefinite extent, closely adherent to substrate, without rhizoids; without surface markings.

Habitat
On rocks and stones at all tidal levels, often in splash zone in caves, and subtidal, widely distributed, extemely abundant, particularly in upper shore where it appears to be very tolerant to extremes of temperature, light and salinity.

Key Characteristics
Thin, extensive crust with irregular outlines; only red crust that grows on rock in the upper half of the shore.

Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 14 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 December 2022

 
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