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Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ectocarpales
Family Chordariaceae
Genus Elachista

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Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
Elachista scutellata on Himanthalia elongata, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; MLWN; on Himanthalia elongata. 08 Aug 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; MLWN; on Himanthalia elongata. 08 Aug 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
Black Head, Co. Clare, Ireland; on Himanthalia elongata. 03 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; epiphyte on Himanthalia elongata; 10.5 mm lens. 29 Sep 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; on Himanthalia elongata fronds in a pool at low water. 31 Aug 2008. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; MLWN; on Himanthalia elongata
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug 1843: 262

Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1843). Algarum (phycearum) minus rite cognitarum pugillus secundus. Linnaea 17: 257-269, pl. IX.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Elachista is Elachista scutellata Duby.

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

Basionym
Conferva scutulata Smith

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), diamond or lozenge-shaped (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva scutulata Smith 1812

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Elachista scutellata Duby 1830

Nomenclatural notes
Stegenga & Mol (1983: 92) and Womersley (1987: 77) cite this species as Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug

According to Lee (2000: 9), the genus Elachista Duby has been formally conserved under the Botanical Rules (see Farr et al. 1979). He notes that the correct name of the type species is E. scutulata (Smith) Areschoug rather than E. scutellata (Smith) Duby (1830: 972), nom. illeg. - (14 Aug 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
"Besides the species treated in the key, from the Mediterranean area was also reported, but only from the Black Sea (Ribera et al., 1992), Elachista scutulata (J.E. Smith) Areschoug (see Tab. 39, Figs 3-6). This species distinguishes from other Mediterranean species of Elachista with paraphyses, in showing unilocular cylindrical cysts borne on 2-4 celled stalks (pyriform and borne on unicellular stalks, in other species)." (Cormaci et al. 2012: 150). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Lee, Y.-P. (2000). Taxonomic account of Elachista (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyta) in Korea. Korean Journal of Biological Science 4: 9-21.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

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References
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Katpitia, A.D. & Blackler, H. (1962). Plurilocular sporangia on Elachista scutulata (Sm.) Duby in Britain. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 173-174.

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