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Polysiphonia herpa Hollenberg 1968

Publication details
Polysiphonia herpa Hollenberg 1968: 68, figs 1 I; 2 G

Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1968). An account of the species of Polysiphonia of the central and western tropical Pacific Ocean. I. Oligosiphonia. Pacific Science 22: 56-98, 43 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Womersleyella herpa (Hollenberg) R.E.Norris

Type information
Type locality: Near Otetou, Raroia Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago (Price & Scott 1992: 204). Holotype: M.S.Doty & J.Newhouse; 21 August 1952; abundant in tufts on dead coral on the sea reef. BPBMH 510383 (MSD 11857.2) (Price & Scott 1992: 204).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Polysiphonia herpa Hollenberg)
South-east Asia: Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

Asia: South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Lewis 1984, Price & Scott 1992, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & Borowitzka 2003).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003), French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999, N'Yeurt & Payri 2010), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014).

Source of current name
Norris, R.E. (1992). Ceramiales (Rhodophyceae) genera new to South Africa, including new species of Womersleyella and Herposiphonia. South African Journal of Botany 58: 65-76, 32 figs.

Key references
N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

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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 14 May 2021.

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