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Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.Abbott

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Nemaliales
Suborder Galaxaurineae
Family Scinaiaceae
Genus Scinaia


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Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.Abbott
Hawai'i. Peter Vroom . © Peter Vroom (Peter.Vroom@noaa.gov).


Fucus poiteaui J.V.Lamouroux

Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.Abbott Hawai'i
© Peter Vroom (Peter.Vroom@noaa.gov)

Publication details
Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.Abbott 2004: 446-449, figs 2-14

Published in: Vroom, P.S & Abbott, I.A. (2004). Scinaia huismanii sp. nov. (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta): an addition to the exploration of the marine algae of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Phycologia 43: 445-454.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Scinaia is Scinaia forcellata Bivona-Bernardi.

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

Named for John M. Huisman, Australian phycologist.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Thallus erect, up to 7 cm tall, attached by small discoid holdfast; main axes ellipsoidal in cross-section with constrictions commonly occurring around midfrond; branching dichotomous up to 11 times; branches averaging 4-8 mm long between dichotomies, 2-3 mm thick. Structure multiaxial; main axial strand up to 100 mm in diameter, occasionally visible to the unaided eye; pigmented hypodermal cells 5.75-11.5 mm in diameter, in 1-2 layers; epidermal cells (utricles) (4-)5-7-sided in surface view, 11.5-34.5 mm wide and 12.6-20.7 mm long in cross-section. Monoecious, carpogonial branches three-celled, borne on supporting cells occurring three to four cells below epidermis; hypogynous cell often producing one two-celled and one one-celled sterile branch, although hypogynous cells with a third sterile branch up to three cells long frequently occurred. Mature carposporophytes spherical, 185-295 mm in diameter with broad necks. Spermatangia occurring in patches, mature spermatia ranging in size from 2.3 to 5.8 mm in diameter. Tetrasporophytes unknown.

Type information
Holotype locality: French Frigate Shoals, south of the western point of La PĂ©rouse Pinnacle, northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Vroom & Abbott 2004: 449). Holotype: Karen Geisler; 14 September 2000; 10 meters depth. BISH 696773 (Vroom & Abbott 2004: 449).

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Created: 25 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 November 2008 by M.D. Guiry

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Vroom, P.S & Abbott, I.A. (2004). Scinaia huismanii sp. nov. (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta): an addition to the exploration of the marine algae of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Phycologia 43: 445-454.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2019.

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