Martensia fragilis Harvey 1854

Martensia fragilis Harvey

Current name: Martensia fragilis Harvey
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm - 01 July 2011. J.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Martensia fragilis Harvey 1854: 145

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1854). Short characters of three new algae from the shores of Ceylon. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 6: 143-145, pls V, VI.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Martensia is Martensia elegans Hering.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Belligam (Weligama), Sri Lanka; (Silva & al. 1996: 460) Lectotype: Harvey; TCD; Algae of Ceylon no. 5 (Yoshida 1998: 982)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 05 May 2020

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 05 May 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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