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Polysiphonia carettia Hollenberg 1971

Publication details
Polysiphonia carettia Hollenberg 1971: 15, fig. 3

Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. (1971). Phycological notes V. New species of marine algae from California. Phycologia 10: 11-16.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

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

Type information
Holotype locality: Catalina Island, California, USA. (Hollenberg 1971: 171). Type: William Walker; on posterior half of carapace of Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta. US Hollenberg 4026 (Hollenberg 1971: 171).

Eponomy
Named for the turtle, Carettia carretia, upon which it was discovered.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Abbott, I.A. & Hollenberg, G.J. (1976). Marine algae of California. pp. [i]-xii, 1-827, 701 figs. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

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

Hollenberg, G.J. (1970). Phycological notes. IV. Including new marine algae and new records for California. Phycologia 9: 61-72.

Rojas-Gonzalez, B., Afonso-Carrillo, J. & Ibeas, C. (1994). New records of Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta) from the Canary Islands. Botanica Marina 37: 133-138.

Serio, D., Furnari, G., Moro, I. & Sciuto, K. (2020). Molecular and morphological characterisation of Melanothamnus testudinis sp. nov. (Rhodphyta, Rhodomelaceae) and its distinction from Polysiphonia carettia. Phycologia 59(4): 281-291.

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References
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Báez, J.C., Camiñas, J.A., Valeiras, J., Conde, F. & Flores-Moya, A. (2001). First record of the epizoic red seaweed Polysiphonia carettia Hollenberg in The Mediterranean Sea. Acta Botanica Malacitana 26: 197-201.
Battelli, C. & Rindi, F. (2016). First report of the epizoic red alga Polysiphonia carettia (Hollenberg, 1971) on the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in the Adriatic Sea. Acta Adriatica 57(1): 173-178, 2 figs, 1 table.
Serio, D., Furnari, G., Moro, I. & Sciuto, K. (2020). Molecular and morphological characterisation of Melanothamnus testudinis sp. nov. (Rhodphyta, Rhodomelaceae) and its distinction from Polysiphonia carettia. Phycologia 59(4): 281-291.

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