Ceramium pusillum 1863
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ceramium pusillum Harvey)
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Wolf et al. 2011), South Australia (Womersley 1998), Tasmania (Womersley 1998), Victoria (Womersley 1998), Western Australia (Huisman & Walker 1990, Womersley 1998).
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. -535, 235 figs, 4 col. figs in 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 22 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2021.