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Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth 1806

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Ceramiaceae
Subfamily Ceramioideae
Tribe Ceramieae
Genus Ceramium


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Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Detalle de extremos de varios filamentos y ramificaciones. Foto: Ángel Moreira..


Trachelomonas caudata var. elegantissima (G.S.West) Playfair

Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Detalle de extremos de varios filamentos y ramificaciones. Foto: Ángel Moreira.

Publication details
Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth 1806: 154

Published in: Roth, A.G. [=A.W.] (1806). Catalecta botanica quibus plantae novae et minus cognitae describuntur atque illustrantur. Fasciculus tertius cum tabulis aenaeis XII. pp. [i-viii], [1]-350, [1-2, index pi.], [1-6, index] [1, err.], pls I-XII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolio Io. Fr. Gleditschiano.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

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

Conferva diaphana Lightfoot

Type information
Type locality: Scotland (Silva & al. 1996: 395). Lectotype: BM-K (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 54).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), colourless and nearly or quite transparent, diaphanous (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva diaphana Lightfoot 1777
Boryna diaphana (Lightfoot) Grateloup ex Bory 1822
Hormoceras diaphanum (Lightfoot) Kützing 1842

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ceramium tenuissimum var. tenellum G.Mazoyer
Conferva nodulosa Hudson 1778
Ceramium diaphanum var. tenuissimum Roth 1806
Boryna diaphana var. tenuissima (Roth) Bonnemaison 1828
Hormoceras nodosum Kützing 1842
Hormoceras gracillimum Kützing 1842
Gongroceras tenuissimum Kützing 1842
Ceramium tenuissimum (Roth) Areschoug 1847
Ceramium gracillimum (Kützing) Zanardini 1847
Ceramium nodosum (Kützing) A.W.Griffiths & Harvey 1847
Gongroceras nodiferum Kützing 1849
Ceramium tenuissimum (Roth) J.Agardh 1851
Echinoceras diaphanum var. tenuissimum (Roth) Frauenfled 1855
Ceramium nodiferum (Kützing) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1878
Ceramium diaphanum f. modificatum H.E.Petersen 1908
Ceramium diaphanum f. zostericola Petersen 1908
Ceramium diaphanum f. medium Sjöstedt 1928
Ceramium pygmaeum Schiffner 1933

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Ceramium elegans (J. Agardh) Ducluz., C. nodosum (Kütz.) Harv. and C. tenuissimum (Roth) J. Agardh as synonyms of this species.

Distributional notes
In view of the taxonomic change by Maggs & Hommersand (1993) Scandinavian records of this species are uncertain (Athanasiadis, 1996).

Widespread in warm and warm temperate seas (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (4 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Epiphytic on algae and Zostera rhizomes, also growing on muddy sand, from extreme low water to c. 3 m, at moderately to extremely wave-sheltered sites with little or no current exposure (Maggs & Hommersand 1993). - (4 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Hassoun, M., Wynne, J.W., Moussa, H., Salhi, G., Zbakh, H., Riadi, H. & Kazzaz, M. (2018). An investigation of members of the tribe Ceramieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) occurring on both the Mediterranean and Atlantic shores of Morocco. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 33(3): 243-267.

Hommersand, M.H., Freshwater, D.W., Lopez-Bautista, J.M. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Proposal of the Euptiloteae Hommersand et Fredericq, trib. nov. and transfer of some southern hemisphere Ptiloteae to the Callithamnieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 203-225.

Kim, H.-S. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 6 Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Ceramiaceae II (Corticated Species), Dasyaceae. pp. [1-4], 1-191, figs 1-132. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 1 Rødalger (Rhodophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 7: [1]-398, col. figs and distributional maps.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

Skage, M., Gabrielsen, T.M. & Rueness, J. (2005). A molecular approach to investigate the phylogenetic basis of three widely used species groups in the red algal genus Ceramium (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 44: 353-360.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Wolf, M.A., Sciuto, K., Maggs, C.A., de Barros-Barreto, M.B.B., Andreoli, C. & Moro, I. (2011). Ceramium Roth (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Venice lagoon (Adriatic Sea, Italy): Comparative study of Mediterranean and Atlantic taxa. Taxon 60(6): 1584-1595.

Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel' burykh vodorosley severnykh morey SSSR [Manual for identification of the brown algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. Vol. 2 pp. 220, 169 figures. Moscow & Leningrad: Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR. [in Russian]

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Du Rietz, G.E. (1930). Studies in the taxonomy and ecology of Ceramium diaphanum in the Baltic. Botaniska Notiser 1930: 433-458.
Lucas, J.A.W. (1953). Ceramium diaphanum (Lightf.) Roth, its varieties and forms as found in the Netherlands. Acta Botanica Neerlandica 2: 316-326.
Rueness, J. & Boo, S.M. (1994). Structue, reproduction and culture studies of Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Norway and the Mediterranean. Cryptogamic Botany 4: 321-328, 28 figs, 1 table.

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