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Laurencia okamurae Yamada 1931

Classification:
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 okamurae Yamada
Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).

 

Acrochaetium actinocladum I.A.Abbott

Laurencia okamurae Yamada Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
© Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp)

Publication details
Laurencia okamurae Yamada 1931: 206, figs J, K; pl. 7

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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Eponomy
Named for Kintaro Okamura (1867-1935), Japanese phycologist.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Laurencia japonica Yamada 1931
Laurencia okamurae var. dongshanicus Zhuang 1993

Distributional notes
This species was introduced accidentally, probably via oysters from Japan, into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 203), being first found in the Etang de Thau (France) in 1984. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Japan (Yoshida 1998: 1037). Type: SAP 13875 (Yoshida 1998: 1037).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Nam, K.W. (2011). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 3. Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae, Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae: Laurencia, Chondrophycus, Palisada, Chondria. Marine red algae. pp. [1-6], 1-198, figs 1-141. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photographs and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

Yin, M.Y., Hu, X.Y. & Tseng, C.K. (2007). Filament formation and differentiation in seven species of red algae. Botanica Marina 50(2): 113-118.

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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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Masuda, M., Abe, T., Suzuki, T. & Suzuki, M. (1996). Morphological and chemotaxonomic studies on Laurencia composita and L. okamurae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 35: 550-562.
Saito, Y. (1989). Conspecificity of two Japanese Laurencia species: L. okamurae and L. japonica. Japanese Journal of Phycology 37: 208-212.

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