Ceramium filicula Harvey ex Womersley 1978

Reinboldiella filicula (Harvey ex Womersley) Barros-Barreto & Maggs

Current name: Reinboldiella filicula (Harvey ex Womersley) Barros-Barreto & Maggs
Point Peron, Western Australia; on kelp frond (Ecklonia) - 04 September 2022. John Huisman (john.huisman@dbca.wa.gov.au)

Publication Details
Ceramium filicula Harvey ex Womersley 1978: 238, figs 4 E, F, 15 A-E (as 'filiculum')

Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1978). Southern Australian species of Ceramium Roth (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 29: 205-257, 15 figs.

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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 Reinboldiella filicula (Harvey ex Womersley) Barros-Barreto & Maggs.

Type Information
Type locality: "Port Noarlunga, S.A." [South Australia, Australia]; (Womersley 1978: 238) Holotype: Womersley; 13 March 1977; in low eulittoral pools on offshore reef, on basal leaves of Sargassum lacerifolium; AD; A47978 - “Marine Algae of southern Australia” No. 182 (Womersley 1998: 412) Notes: Womersley (1998: 412) notes that there are also isotypes "with the same number."

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of "filix" a fern, also a particular fern. (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Apparently always epiphytic on larger, usually cartilaginous, brown and occasionally red algae (Womersley 1978: 240).

Created: 22 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 15 May 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 May 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 July 2024

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