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Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko

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


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Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko
Peter the Great Bay, Russia. 27 Mar 2012. Oksana Belous. © Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru).


Publication details
Mastocarpus pacificus (Kjellman) Perestenko 1980: 72, figs 93, 204

Published in: Perestenko, L.P. (1980). Vodorosli Zaliva Petra Velikogo [The seaweeds of Peter the Great Bay]. pp. [1]-231 [+ 1], 55 pages of 404 figs. Leningrad: "NAUKA" Leningradskoe Otdelenie.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mastocarpus is Mastocarpus mammillosus (Goodenough & Woodward) Kützing.

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

Gigartina pacifica Kjellman

Type information
Type locality: "Beringön, temligen ymnig; sällskaplig inom öfre delen af sublitoralregionen, fäst på sten; temligen rikligt sporocarpiebärande [pretty abundant, gregarious in the upper part of the sublitoral zone, attached on stone; tolerably abundant cystocarps; Bering Island, Commander Islands, Russia]" (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 670). Lectotype: F.R. Kjellman (Vega Expedition); 14-19 August 1879; S upper left specimen (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 670). Notes: Lectotype designated by Lindstrom et al. (2011: 670). Additional type material housed in UPS.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina pacifica Kjellman 1889

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina unalaschcensis f. typica Nagai 1841
Chondrus mammillosus var. ochotensis Ruprecht 1850
Chondrus mammillosus var. unalaschcensis Ruprecht 1850
Gigartina unalaschcensis (Ruprecht) J.Agardh 1899
Gigartina ochotensis (Ruprecht) Yendo 1916
Gigartina ochotensis f. typica Nagai 1941
Mastocarpus ochotensis (Ruprecht) Makijenko [Makienko] 1996
Mastocarpus unalaschcensis (Ruprecht) Makijenko [Makienko] 1996

Habitat notes
Intertidal zone (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009). - (10 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Intertidal, on both emergent rock and in tide-pools (Lindstrom et al. 2011). - (15 Dec 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Belous O.C., Titlyanova, T.B. & Titlyanov E.A. (2013). [Marine plants of Trinity Bay and adjacent waters (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan)]. pp. [1]-263. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka. [in Russian]

Dudgeon, S., Kubler, J.E., West, J.A., Kamiya, M. & Krueger-Hadfield, S.A. (2017). Asexuality and the cryptic species problem. Perspectives in Phycology 4(1): 47-59, 4 figs.

Klochkova, N.G., Korolyova, T.N. & Kusidi, A.E. (2009). [Atlas of marine algae of Kamchatka and surrounding areas. Vol. 2. Red seaweeds]. pp. 1-301. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: KamchatNIRO Press. [in Russian]

Lindstrom, S.C., Hughey, J.R. & Martone, P.T. (2011). New, resurrected and redefined species of Mastocarpus (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 50(6): 661-683.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

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