Ceramium flaccidum ( ex Kützing)
Gayliella flaccida (Harvey ex Kützing) T.O.Cho & L.J.McIvor cross-section, North of Galicia, Spain, 2015
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Ceramium flaccidum (Harvey ex Kützing) Ardissone 1871: 40
Published in: Ardissone, F. (1871). Rivista dei Ceramii della flora italiana. Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano 3: 32-50.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gayliella flaccida (Harvey ex Kützing) T.O.Cho & L.J.McIvor
Type locality: Ad oras britannicas prope Kilkee [Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland] (Kützing 1862: 21). Lectotype: "Harv. in litt." [W.H. Harvey]; L 940.265.55 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 59). Notes: Syntypes: L, BM, TCD.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (Stearn 1973).
Ceramium gracillimum Griffiths & Harvey ex Harvey 1848
Womersly (1998: 410) and De Barros-Barreto et al. (2006) cite the authority as (Kützing) Ardossone. - (20 Oct 2006) - Wendy Guiry
John et al. (2004) cite Ceramium gracillimum (Kütz.) Griffiths & Harv. and C. papenfussianum Simons as synonyms of this species.
Widespread in tropical to cold temperate waters; 50 cm depth, on Laurencia and a hydroid, the former growing on the latter; on Caulerpa sertularioides; on Chondrophycus papillosus community; in Caulerpa racemosa community; on Sargassum (Lipkin & Silva 2002). Epiphytic on a wide variety of algae, and epilithic on bedrock and pebbles, on damp surfaces near extreme low water and in pools up to mid-tide level, occasionally on strongly wave-exposed shores, more frequently at moderately to extremely sheltered sites, particularly those with some tidal currents (Maggs & Hommersand 1993). Common near low tide level and in wave-washed pools, on rock or epiphytic (especially on Haliptilon (Womersley 1998). - (4 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Common near low tide level and in wave-washed pools, on rock or epiphytic, especially on Corallina (Womersley 1978: 236).
Source of current name
Cho, T.O., Boo, S.M., Hommersand, M.H., Maggs, C.A., McIvor, L. & Fredericq, S. (2008). Gayliella gen. nov. in the tribe Ceramieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Journal of Phycology 44: 721-738, 11 figs.
Barros-Barreto, M.B., McIvor, L., Maggs, C.A. & Ferreira, P.C.G. (2006). Molecular systematics of Ceramium and Centroceras (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Brazil. Journal of Phycology 42: 905-921.
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, -591, , pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. -264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1978). Southern Australian species of Ceramium Roth (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 29: 205-257, 15 figs.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1998). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIC. Ceramiales - Ceramiaceae, Dasyaceae. pp. -535, 235 figs, 4 col. figs in 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
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