Chondracanthus intermedius ( ) 1993
Chondracanthus intermedius (Suringar) Hommersand in Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 115
Published in: Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gigartina intermedia Suringar
Type locality: Sea of Japan (Suringar 1867: 30). Type: C.J. Textor; 8 December 1865; L? (Yoshida 1998: 684).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), intermediate (Stearn 1973).
Gigartina intermedia Suringar 1867
This is a marine species.
Thalli 2-3 cm high, cartilaginous, purplish red to black with a bluish iridescence, forming low, pulvinate, densely overlapping masses widely spread over rocks, firmly attached to the substrate by tips of branches that act as holdfasts, irregularly branched; axes 1-2 mm in width; branches 0.5-1.5 mm in diameter, 8-12 mm long, often dilated to 2 mm or more forming sublanceolate segments ending in sharp points, strongly recurved. Cystocarps about 1 mm in diameter, mostly marginal on the branches of all orders.
Saxicolous in the low intertidal.
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Yang, M.Y. & Kim, M.S. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of the genus Chondracanthus (Rhodophyta), focusing on the resurrection of C. okamurae and the description of C. cincinnus sp. nov. Ocean Science Journal 51(3): 517-529, 5 figs, 2 tables.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 March 2021.