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Corynomorpha prismatica (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1876

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Halymeniales
Family Halymeniaceae
Genus Corynomorpha


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Corynomorpha prismatica (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Montebello Islands, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Corynomorpha prismatica (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Montebello Islands, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Corynomorpha prismatica (J.Agardh) J.Agardh Montebello Islands, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Corynomorpha prismatica (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1876: 143

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], [1]-724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Publication date: Apr-Aug 1876

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Corynomorpha.

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

Dumontia prismatica J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: India (Silva & al. 1996: 185).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), prism-shaped.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dumontia prismatica J.Agardh 1841
Gymnophlaea prismatica (J.Agardh) Kützing 1849
Acrotylus prismaticus (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Balakrishnan, M.S., Krishnamurthy, V.. & Desikachary, T.V. (1990). Florideophycidae Cryptonemiales, Hildenbrandiales. In: Rhodophyta. II. Taxonomy part. Part IIA. (Desikachary, T.V., Krishnamurthy, V. & Balakrishnan, M.S. Eds), pp. 213-279 . Madras, India: Madras Science Foundation.

Huisman, J.M. & De Clerck, O. (2018). Halymeniales. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 279-294. 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.

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Balakrishnan, M. S. (1958). On the red alga Corynomorpha prismatica.. Current Science (Bangalore) 27: 307-309. [in English]
Balakrishnan, M.S. (1958). On the red alga Corynomorpha prismatica. Curr. Sci. 27: 307-309, 3 figs.
Mshigeni, K.E. (1977). The morphology and distribution ecology of Corynomorpha prismatica: a red seaweed of potential economic significance in southeast Tanzania. Marine Biology, Berlin 42: 157-160, 3 figs.
Semesi, A.K. & Mshigeni, K.E. (1977). Studies on the content and nature of the phycocolloid from Corynomorpha prismatica (Rhodophyta, Cryptonemiales). Marine Biology, Berlin 42: 165-169.
Srinivasan, K.S. (1960). Corynomorpha prismatica J. Ag. from Ikha: a new locality record for India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 57: 456-458, II plates.

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