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Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick 1980

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Ceramiaceae
Subfamily Ceramioideae
Tribe Dohrnielleae
Genus Antithamnionella


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Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).


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Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
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Publication details
Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick 1980: 77

Published in: Whittick, A. (1980). Antithamnionella floccosa (O. F. Müll.) nov. comb.: a taxonomic re-appraisal of Antithamnion floccosum (O. F. Müll.) Kleen (Rhodophyta: Ceramiaceae). Phycologia 19: 74-79, 12 figs.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Antithamnionella is Antithamnionella sarniensis Lyle.

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

Conferva floccosa O.F.Müller

Type information
Type locality: "De Norske fjorde" [Norwesgian fjord] (Müller 1780: pl. 828). (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 14). Notes: Lectotype: illustration in Flora danica (O.F. Müller 1780, pl. 828, fig. 1) selected by Athanasiadis in Maggs and Hommersand (1993: 14).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), woolly.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva floccosa O.F.Müller 1780
Ceramium floccosum (O.F.Müller) Roth 1800
Callithamnion floccosum (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1828
Pterothamnion floccosum (O.F.Müller) Nägeli 1855
Haplocladium floccosum (O.F.Müller) Nägeli 1862
Antithamnion floccosum (O.F.Müller) Kleen 1874

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Callithamnion plumula var. pusillum Lyngbye 1819
Callithamnion pollexfenii Harvey 1844
Callithamnion floccosum var. pusillum (Lyngbye) J.Agardh 1851
Callithamnion floccosum var. atlanticum J.Agardh 1876
Antithamnion floccosum f. atlanticum (J.Agardh) Kjellman 1883
Antithamnion plumula var. floccosum Rosenvinge 1893

Distributional notes
Irish record (see Guiry, 1979) ‘almost certainly erroneous’ (Maggs & Hommersand, 1993: 16).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 128: [1]-221.

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

Bates, C.R., Saunders, G.W. & Chopin, T. (2005). An assessment of two taxonomic distinctness indices for detecting seaweed assemblage responses to environmental stress. Botanica Marina 48: 231-243.

Kornmann, P. & Sahling, P.-H. (1994). Meeresalgen von Helgoland: Zweite Ergänzung. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 48: 365-406.

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 1 Rødalger (Rhodophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 7: [1]-398, col. figs and distributional maps.

Vinogradova, K.L. (2011). The order Ceramiales (Rhodophyta) in the flora of the Arctic Ocean. Botanicheskii Zhurnal (St. Petersburg) 96(6): 681-695.

Created: 30 July 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 February 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Jacobsen, T., Rueness, J. & Athanasiadis, A. (1991). Antithamnionella floccosa (Rhodophyta) in culture: distribution, life history and chromosome number. Botanica Marina 34: 491-499, 14 figs.
Whittick, A. (1980). Antithamnionella floccosa (O. F. Müll.) nov. comb.: a taxonomic re-appraisal of Antithamnion floccosum (O. F. Müll.) Kleen (Rhodophyta: Ceramiaceae). Phycologia 19: 74-79, 12 figs.

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