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.
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.
Named for the turtle, Carettia carretia, upon which it was discovered.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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).
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. , 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.
Created: 03 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 February 2020.