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Pelagophycus porra (Léman) Setchell

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Laminariales
Family Laminariaceae
Genus Pelagophycus


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Pelagophycus porra (Léman) Setchell
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Pelagophycus porra (Léman) Setchell
La Jolla, California; fronds have been lost. 04 Sep 2009. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Pelagophycus porra (Léman) Setchell La Jolla, California; fronds have been lost
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Pelagophycus porra (Léman) Setchell 1908: 134

Published in: Setchell, W.A. (1908). Nereocystis and Pelagophycus. Botanical Gazette 45: 125-134.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pelagophycus is Pelagophycus giganteus Areschoug.

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

Laminaria porra Léman

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Laminaria porra Léman 1822
Durvillaea porra (Léman) Gaillon 1828

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nereocystis gigantea Areschoug 1876
Pelagophycus giganteus Areschoug 1881
Pelagophycus intermedius Parker & Bleck 1965

Distributional notes
Large Californian kelp 7-27 m long (Abbott & Hollenberg, 1976) known from Point Conception California to Isla San Benito, Baja California, México.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hollenberg, G.J. & Abbott, I.A. (1966). Supplement to Smith's marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. [i]-ix [xii], [1]-130, 53 figs. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Lane, C.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2005). Molecular investigation reveals epi/endophytic extrageneric kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) gametophytes colonizing Lessoniopsis littoralis thalli. Botanica Marina 48: 426-436.

Lane, C.E., Mayes, C., Druehl, L.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2006). A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology 42: 493-512.

Lewis, R.J. & Neushul, M. (1995). Intergeneric hybridization among five genera of the family Lessoniaceae (Phaeophyceae) and evidence for polyploidy in a fertile Pelagophycus x Macrocystis hybrid. Journal of Phycology 31: 1012-1017, 2 figs, 1 table.

Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.

Created: 20 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 12 March 2009 by M.D. Guiry

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Coyer, J.A. & Zaugg-Hagland, A.C. (1982). A demographic study of the elk kelp, Pelagophycus porra (Laminariales, Lessoniaceae), with notes on Pelagophycus x Macrocystis hybrids. Phycologia 21: 399-407, 5 figs, 4 tables.
Miller, K.A., Olsen, J.L. & Stam, W.T. (2000). Genetic divergence correlates with morphological and ecological subdivision in the deep-water elk kelp, Pelagophycus porra (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 36: 862-870.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 January 2020.

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