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Ceramium pacificum (Collins) Kylin 1925

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 pacificum (Collins) Kylin
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Rhizoclonium casparyi Harvey

Ceramium pacificum (Collins) Kylin Northern California
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Publication details
Ceramium pacificum (Collins) Kylin 1925: 61

Published in: Kylin, H. (1925). The marine red algae in the vicinity of of the Biological Station at Friday Harbor, Wash. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, Ny Följd, Andra Afdelningen 21(9): 1-87, 47 figs.
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Publication date: 1925

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.

Ceramium rubrum var. pacificum Collins

Type information
Lectotype locality: Monterey, California (Cho, Boo & Hansen 2002: 565). Lectotype: FH (Cho, Boo & Hansen 2002: 565). Notes: Cho et al. (2002: 565) designate Phykotheka Universalis 302 (FH) as lectotype.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ceramium rubrum var. pacificum Collins 1913

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ceramium washingtoniense Kylin 1925

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ceramium rubrum var. pacificum Collins)
North America: California (Cho, Boo & Hansen 2002).

(as Ceramium pacificum (Collins) Kylin)
North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977, Scagel & al. 1989, Carlile et al. 2010, Lindeberg & Lindstrom 2010), Baja California (Dawson 1962), British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989, Carlile et al. 2010), California (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Scagel & al. 1989, Stewart 1991, Cho, Boo & Hansen 2002, Carlile et al. 2010, Miller 2012, Augyte & Shaughnessy 2014 ), Gulf of California (Norris, Aguilar-Rosas & Pedroche 2017), Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020), Oregon (Hansen 1997, Cho, Boo & Hansen 2002, Carlile et al. 2010), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989, Murru & Sandgren 2004, Carlile et al. 2010).

South America: Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Middle East: Iran (Ramzannejad Ghadi 2008).

(as Ceramium washingtoniense Kylin)
North America: British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989), Oregon (Hansen 1997), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989, Carlile et al. 2010).

Key references
Cho, T.O., Boo, S.M. & Hansen, G.I. (2002). Structure and reproduction of the genus Ceramium (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Oregon, USA. Phycologia 40: 547-571.

Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 April 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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Carlile, A.M., Cho, T.O. & Waaland, J.R. (2010). The conspecificity of Ceramium pacificum and Ceramium wahingtoniense (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 49(4): 336-344.
Matsuhiro, B. (1982). Polysaccharides from Chilean seaweeds. Part XII. Studies on the soluble polysaccharides from Ceramium pacificum. Botanica Marina 25: 139-141.

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