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Ceramium fastigiatum f. flaccidum H.E.Petersen 1918

Publication details
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:

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium cimbricum f. flaccidum (H.E.Petersen) G.Furnari & Serio

Type information
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.

Taxonomic notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ceramium fastigiatum f. flaccidum H.E.Petersen)
Europe: Corsica (Coppejans 1979), Greece (Gerloff & Geissler 1974).

North America: North Carolina (Schneider & Searles 1991).

Central America: Belize (Norris & Bucher 1982).

Caribbean Islands: Curaçao (Stegenga & Vroman 1987), Martinique (Rodríguez-Prieto, Michanek & Ivon 1999, Delnatte & Wynne 2016).

Africa: Sierra Leone (Price, John & Lawson 1986), South Africa (Silva & al. 1996).

Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Bahrain (Silva & al. 1996), Saudi Arabia (Silva & al. 1996).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Silva & al. 1996, Ahmed & al. 2009).

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.

Key references
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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