Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (Montagne) P.W.Gabrielson 1982

Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (Montagne) P.W.Gabrielson

Current name: Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (Montagne) P.W.Gabrielson
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Publication Details
Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (Montagne) P.W.Gabrielson 1982

Published in: Gabrielson, P.W. (1982). Morphological studies of members of the tribe Agardhielleae (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) II. Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (Montagne) comb. nov. Phycologia 21: 86-96, 21 figs..

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sarcodiotheca is Sarcodiotheca furcata (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Kylin.

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

Gigartina gaudichaudii Montagne

Type Information
Type locality: Oris peruvianis ad Payta: Gaudichaud; (Montagne 1842: 255)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Medium to large species with cylindrical, rather brittle fronds, laterals tapering both basally & apically. Colour varies from straw yellow in summer when bleached to pale pink to deep red or reddish brown. Morphologically similar to Gracilaria bursa-pastoris but differing anatomically (filamentous medulla) & with zonate terasporangia & less obvious cystocarps.

Lower intertidal pools to upper subtidal, mainly on small stones & shells; also marina pontoons. Probably introduced to the south coast of England.

Created: 14 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 August 2008

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 August 2008. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 30 September 2023

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