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Polysiphonia devoniensis Maggs & Hommersand 1993

Publication details
Polysiphonia devoniensis Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 322, fig. 98 A-I

Published in: 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.

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: Sidmouth, Devon, England (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 324). Holotype: Maggs; 22 viii 1989; BM Isotypes: BM, PC, GALW, US. Paratypes: Devon (S.E. Clovelly), 18 vii 1979, Maggs; Cornwall (Lower Sharpnose Point), 16 vii 1979; Dorset (Studland), 10 vi 1990, Maggs. (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 324).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), living in Devon, a county shire in south-western England.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
From mid to low intertidal; sand covered rocks; warmer areas (Atlantic Iberian Peninsula) (Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2013). - (24 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Polysiphonia devoniensis Maggs & Hommersand)
English: Devon Siphon Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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

Díaz-Tapia, P. & Bárbara, I. (2013). Seaweeds from sand-covered rocks of the Atlantic Iberian Peninsula. Part. 1. The Rhodomelaceae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 34(4): 325-422.

Díaz-Tapia, P., Maggs, C.A., Macaya, E.C. & Verbruggen, H. (2018). Widely distributed red algae often represent hidden introductions, complexes of cryptic species or species with strong phylogeographic structure. Journal of Phycology 54(6): 829-839.

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