Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux 1813

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux

Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.LamourouxCollected near Roscoff (F), December 1984 - 29 December 2011. Christine Wosnitza

Publication Details
Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 136

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq.

Basionym
Ceramium aciculare Roth

Type Information
Type locality: Adriatic Sea: "In variis submarinis corporibus"; Lectotype: Wulfen’'s (1803: 63) description in the absence of material (epitype) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective B (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Epilithic, lower littoral and upper sublittoral in shelter and areas with some exposure to wave action; tolerant of sand cover; sometimes forming a dense turf (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 238).

Created: 16 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 February 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 February 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 October 2022

 
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