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Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne 1991

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Chondrieae
Genus Chondria


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Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne
microscope, Spain, Galicia, Ría de Arousa, 2007. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower-shore pools in sand. 11 Aug 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower shore rocks; terasporangial plant. 12 Aug 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower shore pools. 12 Aug 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne spermatangial branches, Ría de Ares, Galicia, Spain, 2014
© Ignacio Barbara

Publication details
Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne 1991: 317

Published in: Wynne, M.J. (1991). A change in the name of the type of Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 40: 316-318.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chondria is Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C.Agardh.

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

Ulva capillaris Hudson

Type information
Neotype locality: "The Lookout", Weymouth, Dorset (Wynne 1991: 480). Neotype: Samuel Goodenough; BM (Wynne 1991: 480).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), capillary, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva capillaris Hudson 1778

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chondria tenuissima var. uncinata (Zanardini) De Toni
Chondria tenuissima f. divergens Hauck
Fucus tenuissimus Withering 1796
Capillaria tenuissima (Withering) Stackhouse 1809
Gigartina tenuissima (Withering) J.V.Lamouroux 1813
Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C.Agardh 1817
Laurencia tenuissima (Withering) Greville 1830
Alsidium tenuissimum (Goodenough & Woodward) Kützing 1843
Alsidium tenuissimum f. crassum P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865

Taxonomic notes
The synonymy between Chondria capillaris and Chondria tenuissima was proposed by Wynne (1991). John et al. (2004) cite Alsidium tenuissimum Kütz., Chondria tenuissima (Gooden. & Woodw.) C. Agardh, Chondriopsis divergens J. Agardh, Chondriopsis striolata J. Agardh, Chondriopsis tenuissima J. Agardh and Laurencia tenuisssima Grev. as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne)
English: Slender Cartilage Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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

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.

Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. [1]-215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.

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, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

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.

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