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Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada 1931

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Laurencieae
Genus Laurencia


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Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada
Hawaii. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Porphyra papenfussii V.Krishnamurthy

Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada Hawaii
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada 1931: 230-231, pl. 19, fig. a; text-fig. O.

Published in: Yamada, Y. (1931). Notes on Laurencia, with special reference to the Japanese species. University of California Publications in Botany 16: 185-310, 20 figs, pls 1-30.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laurencia is Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrophycus cartilagineus (Yamada) Garbary & J.T.Harper

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cartilaginous, flexible but firm and tough (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mogi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (McDermid 1988: 232). Holotype: SAP T1 (McDermid 1988: 232). Notes: Type locality: Kyushu I., Southern Japan (South & Skelton, 2003: 738). Syntype locality: Chikuzen and Iyo provinces (Fukuoko and Ehime Prefectures), Japan.

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Key references
McDermid, K.J. (1988). Laurencia from the Hawaiian Islands: key, annotated list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 231-247. California Sea Grant College Program.

Zhang J.F. & Xia, B.M. (1988). Laurencia from China: key list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 249-252. California Sea Grant College Program.

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Nam, K.W. & Saito, Y. (1990). Morphology of Laurencia cartilaginea Yamada (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Bull Fac Fish Hokkaido Univ 41: 107-120.

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