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Mychodea hamata Harvey 1860

Publication details
Mychodea hamata Harvey 1860: 323

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Algae. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds) Vol. II, pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mychodea is Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & Harvey.

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Acanthococcus ewingii Harvey 1860
Acanthococcus obtusangulus Harvey 1863
Gigartina cincinnalis Zanardini 1874
Mychodea obtusangula (Harvey) J.Agardh 1897
Mychodea linearis J.Agardh 1899

General environment
This is a marine species.

From permanent tide pools and from just below the lowest tide levels down to depths of 17 m; usually epiphytic on algae such as Gelidium australe and Melanema dumosa or on the seagrass Amphibolis, but occasionally grow directly on jetty pilings (Kraft 1978: 547).

Type information
Syntype localities: Georgetown and Port Arthur Port Arthur [Tasmania] (Harvey 1859: 323). Lectotype: W.H. Harvey sine numero; March 1855; TCD 0011969 (Kraft & Saunders 2017: 547). Notes: Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 415K

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Mychodea hamata Harvey)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Kraft & Womersley 1994, N'Yeurt et al 2006), Tasmania (Kraft & Womersley 1994, Kraft & Saunders 2017), Victoria (Kraft & Womersley 1994).

(as Gigartina cincinnalis Zanardini)
Australia and New Zealand: Victoria (Zanardini 1874).

Key references
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.

Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:

Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.

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