Ceramium fastigiatum f. flaccidum H.E.Petersen 1918
Ceramium fastigiatum f. flaccidum H.E.Petersen 1918: 241-243, fig. 231
Published in: Petersen, H.E. (1918). Algae (excl. calcareous algae). In: Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas. Vol. II. Biology. (Schmidt, J. Eds) Vol.[Art.] K.3, pp. 20. Københaven:
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium cimbricum f. flaccidum (H.E.Petersen) G.Furnari & Serio
Syntype localities: Virgin Islands: Christianssted's Lagoon, St. Croix; Bovoni Lagoon, St. Thomas; Coral Bay, St. Jan (Index Nominum Algarum).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fastigiate, with branches clustered, parallel and erect, giving a narrow elongated habit (occasionally meaning branched reaching to the same height) (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva et al. (1996) this taxon apparently lies within the circumscription of Ceramium cimbricum but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synonmy
This is a marine species.
North America: North Carolina (Schneider & Searles 1991).
Central America: Belize (Norris & Bucher 1982).
Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).
Australia and New Zealand: Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & Millar 2000).
Source of current name
Cecere, E., Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Petrocelli, A., Saracino, O. & Serio, D. (1996). Benthic algal flora of Cheradi Islands (Gulf of Taranto, Mediterranean Sea). Nova Hedwigia 62: 191-214, 9 figs, 1 table.
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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 October 2021.