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Ceramium pusillum Harvey 1863

Publication details
Ceramium pusillum Harvey 1863: xlvii-xlviii

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

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

Type information
Lectotype locality: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 402). Lectotype: Harvey; Herb. Harvey, TCD Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 474D (Womersley 1998: 393).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Epiphytic on various algae (rarely on Posidonia) under conditions of strong water movement, especially at the outer edge of rock platforms in the sublittoral fringe or upper sublittoral; some deeper growing plants, to 34 m (Womersley 1978: 221).

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

Womersley, H.B.S. (1998). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIC. Ceramiales - Ceramiaceae, Dasyaceae. pp. [1]-535, 235 figs, 4 col. figs in 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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