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Ahnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Phyllophoraceae
Genus Ahnfeltiopsis


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Ahnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew
Northern California. 08 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).


Gelidium rostratum (Lyngbye) A.W.Griffiths ex Harvey

Ahnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Ahnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew 1992: 577

Published in: Silva, P.C. & DeCew, T.C. (1992). Ahnfeltiopsis, a new genus in the Phyllophoraceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyceae). Phycologia 31: 576-580.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ahnfeltiopsis is Ahnfeltiopsis linearis (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew.

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

Ahnfeltia gigartinoides J.Agardh

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ahnfeltia gigartinoides J.Agardh 1847

Habitat notes
mid intertidal; tide pool; sand; epilithic (Augyte & Shaughnessy, 2014). - (5 Dec 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Ahnfeltia gigartinoides J.Agardh)
English: Sea nibbles (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Hawaiian: Limu aki aki, Limu koeleele (Madlener 1977).

Japanese: Itanigusa saimi (Madlener 1977).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ahnfeltia gigartinoides J.Agardh)
North America: Alaska (AK) (Scagel et al. 1989), British Columbia (Scagel et al. 1989), California (CA) (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Scagel et al. 1989, Stewart 1991), Isla Guadalupe (Setchell & Gardner 1930), Mexico (Taylor 1945), Oregon (OR) (Hansen 1997), Washington (WA) (Scagel et al. 1989).

South America: Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Ecuador (Taylor 1945), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

(as Ahnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew)
Atlantic Islands: Cape Verde Islands (Price, John & Lawson 1986, John et al. 2004, Prud'homme van Reine, Haroun & Kostermans 2005, Gabriel & Fredericq 2019).

North America: British Columbia (Schneider et al. 2011), California (CA) (Miller 2012, Augyte & Shaughnessy 2014), Oregon (OR) (Hansen 1997, Augyte & Shaughnessy 2014).

Created: 23 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 08 October 2007 by M.D. Guiry

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León-Alvarez, D., Serviere-Zaragoza, E. & González-González, J. (1997). Description of the tetrasporangial crustose and gametangial erect phases of Ahnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J. Ag.) Silva et DeCew (Rhodophyta, Phyllophoraceae) in Bahía de Banderas, Mexico. Botanica Marina 40: 397-404.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 November 2019.

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