Ceramium virgatum Roth 1797
Ceramium virgatum Rothcross-section, Ría de Vigo, Galicia, Spain, 2016Ignacio Bárbara (email@example.com)
Ceramium virgatum Roth 1797: 148, pl. VIII : fig. 1
Published in: Roth, A.W. (1797). Catalecta botanica quibus plantae novae et minus cognitae describuntur atque illustrantur. Fasc. 1. pp. [i]-viii, -244 [1-2, index, pls], 8 pls. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolo I.G. Mülleriano.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Neotype locality: South Harbour, Helgoland, North Sea; (Maggs, Ward, McIvor, Evans, Rueness & Stanhope 2002: 413) Epitype: Fig. 2 (epitype) 7 January 1999; very sheltered; ELWST, on wall, epiphytic on various algae; BM; (Maggs, Ward, McIvor, Evans, Rueness & Stanhope 2002: 412, 413, 410) Notes: One of the Helgoland specimens (fig. 2) of sample number 496 is designated by Maggs et al. (2002: 412) as epitype. They note that Roth's (1797) figure (pl. 8, fig.1) is based on a specimen collected at Eckwarden but as there is no naturally occurring solid substratum at this site, it is likely that Roth's material was obtained from drift. Samples from the lower intertidal zone of the nearby rocky island of Helgoland resemble Roth's (1797) illustration of C. virgatum (Fig. 1).
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 07 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 August 2022