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Mychodea marginifera (Areschoug) Kraft

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Mychodeaceae
Genus Mychodea

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Mychodea marginifera (Areschoug) Kraft
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 3 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Mychodea marginifera (Areschoug) Kraft
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Mychodea marginifera (Areschoug) Kraft Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Publication details
Mychodea marginifera (Areschoug) Kraft 1978: 551, figs 16 A-G, 17 A-E, 38 A-E, 39 A-E

Published in: Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mychodea is Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & Harvey.

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

Basionym
Euthora marginifera Areschoug

Type information
Type locality: "Ad oram Novae Hollandiae meridionalem in sinu Port Phillip" [Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia] (Areschoug 1854: 247). Lectotype: F. Mueller sine numero; S A28591 (Kraft 1978: 55). Notes: Isolectotype: S-A28593

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Euthora marginifera Areschoug 1854

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gymnogongrus foliosus Harvey 1862
Mychodea foliosa (Harvey) J.Agardh 1872

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Thalli grow directly on rock and jetty pilings, epiphytically on plants such as the brown alga Acrocarpia paniculata and the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica or epizoically on stalked tunicates; range from the low intertidal zones of some rough-water coasts to depths of 11 m in calmer localities (Kraft 1978: 551).

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.

Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:

N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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