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Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1863

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Delesseriaceae
Subfamily Sarcomenioideae
Tribe Caloglosseae
Genus Taenioma


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Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 150. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale 100 µm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).


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Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 150
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Taenioma perpusillum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1863: 1257

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Taenioma.

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

Polysiphonia perpusilla J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: San Agustín, Oaxaca, Mexico (Agardh 1847: 16). Type: LD herb. alg. Agardh 43342, 43343 (Yoshida 1998: 997). Notes: Dawson (1962: 83) notes that the type locality is listed as San Agustin, Mexico which is 'presumably along the coast of Oaxaca in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region'. Womersley (2003:21) notes that the holotype was collected from San Augustin, Mexico, by Liebmann and that it is in Herb. Agardh. LD (43343).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), exceedingly small.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia perpusilla J.Agardh 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Taenioma dotyi Hollenberg 1967

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003) cite Taenioma nana (Kützing) Papenfuss 1952 and Polysiphonia nana Kützing 1849 as synonyms of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Tropical and subtropical oceans, extending into cool temperate regions. Usually occurs as a mat on rock above or below low tide level (Womersley 2003: 21).

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Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

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

Huisman, J.M. & Lin, S.-M. (2018). Delesseriaceae. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 437-476. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Nam, K.W. & Kang, P.J. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 7 Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Delesseriaceae: 22 genera including Acrosorium. pp. [1-4], 1-129, figs 1-98. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Zheng, B., Liu, J. & Chen, Z. (2001). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VI Ceramiales (I). pp. [i-vi], i-xx, 1-159, 1 pl. Beijing: Science Press.

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Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). The development of the sexual organs and the cystocarp in Taenioma perpusillum. Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 42a: 159-166.
Sartoni, G. & Salghetti, U. (1987). Osservazioni morfologiche in Taenioma perpusillum (J. Agardh) J. Agardh e T. nanum (Kuetzing) Papenfuss (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta). Informatore Botanico Italiano 19: 144-154, 6 figs.

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