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Girardia fuscopurpurea var. atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) S.F.Gray 1821

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Bangiophyceae
Subclass Bangiophycidae
Order Bangiales
Family Bangiaceae
Genus Girardia


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Girardia fuscopurpurea var. atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) S.F.Gray
River Corrib, Galway, Ireland. 14 Jun 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Girardia fuscopurpurea var. atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) S.F.Gray
Corrib River, Galway, Ireland. 06 Jun 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Girardia fuscopurpurea var. atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) S.F.Gray
Bamfield Inlet, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).

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Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh Bamfield Inlet, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada
© Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca)

Publication details
Girardia fuscopurpurea var. atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) S.F.Gray 1821: 287

Published in: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, [1]- 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
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Publication date: 1 Nov. 1821

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Girardia is Girardia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) S.F.Gray.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh

Conferva atropurpurea Mertens ex Roth

Type information
Type locality: Ad rotas molendinas Bremae in Visurgi primo ob. Julio 1801 Mertens, qui sub nomine Confervae castaneae comm. [Watermill on the Weser River, Bremen first observed in July 1801 by Mertens who communicated it under the name Conferva castanea] (Roth 1806: 208). Neotype: BM 000637980 (Müller et al. 2003: 216). Notes: Lectotype: Collected by Mertens from the Weser River at Bremen: lectotypified by Pfeiffer (1871-1873: 361) (Sutherland et al 2011). Neotype designated by Müller et al (2003: 216): Ysselmeer, Netherlands; coll. K. Müller & A. Sherwood, 24 May 1998; BM accession Number BM000637980. Roth's collection is believed to have been destroyed in World War II (Koster 1957 cited by Müller et al. 2003; Koster 1969 cited by Womersley 1994). [INA: England: Hampshire: near Southampton (Mr Woods); Wales: Camarthenshire: near Pontardylais. Collector: Mertens (vii 1801)].

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 September 2021.

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