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Mychodea marginifera (Areschoug) Kraft 1978

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
© J.M. Huisman

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.
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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.

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.

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.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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.

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