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Macrocystis laevis C.H.Hay 1986

Publication details
Macrocystis laevis C.H.Hay 1986

Published in: Hay, C.H. (1986). A new species of Macrocystis (C. Ag.) (Phaeophyta) from Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean. Phycologia 25(2): 241-252.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Macrocystis is Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Transvaal Cove, Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean (46º52'30"S; 37º52'03"E) (Hay 1986: 246). Holotype: sublittoral, rocky substrata on open coast. BOL 32323 a-d (Hay 1986: 246, fig 1-4). Notes: Isotype: WELT AI6905 a-h (figs 5, 6).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smooth, free from uneveness, hairs or roughness (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Demes, K.W, Graham, M.H. & Suskiewicz, T.S. (2009). Phenotypic plasticity reconciles incongruous molecular and morphological taxonomies: the giant kelp, Macrocystis (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), is a monospecific genus (note). Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1266-1269.

Key references
Macaya, E.C. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2010). DNA barcoding and genetic divergence in the giant kelp Macrocystis (Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 46(4): 736-742.

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Verified by: 29 September 2014 by G.M. Guiry

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Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Aguilar-Rosas, R., Marcos-Ramirez, R., Caceres-Rubio, C.F. & McPeak, R.H. (2003). New record of Macrocystis laevis Hay (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) on the Pacific coast of Chile. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 17: 337-340.
Perissinotto, R., and McQuaid, C. D. (1992). Deep occurrence of the giant kelp Macrocystis laevis in the Southern Ocean. . Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 81: 89-95. [in English]

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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 07 May 2021.

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