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Cystoseira barbata (Stackhouse) C.Agardh 1820

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Cystoseira


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Cystoseira barbata (Stackhouse) C.Agardh
Voudia Bay, Milos Island, Greece, May 2011, 2 m deep.. 17 Jul 2011. Kostas Tsiamis. © Kostas Tsiamis.


Publication details
Cystoseira barbata (Stackhouse) C.Agardh 1820: 57

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cystoseira is Cystoseira concatenata (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gongolaria barbata (Stackhouse) Kuntze

Abrotanifolia barbata Stackhouse

Type information
Type locality: [No type locality specified] (Stackhouse 1809: 81). Notes: While no type locality is driectly specified, Stackhouse refers to his Ner. Brit. t. 14, Fucus barbatus "Hab. Devonshire: and S. W . Coast" which could be selected as lectotype. Fucus barbatus Stackhouse is left centre with a portion of a fertile branch.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bearded.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Fucus barbatus Goodenough & Woodward is illegitimate, being predated by Fucus barbatus Gunnerus (q.v.). Roberts (1968: 257-258) gave reasons for considering Fucus barbatus Goodenough & Woodward a new name rather than a redescription of F. barbatus Linnaeus (1753: 1161; type locality: 'Oceano'), even though she thought that the two names apply to the same species. When F. barbatus Goodenough & Woodward is interpreted as a later homonym, it is not priorable, and Abrotanifolia barbata Stackhouse, intended to be a new combination, is treated as a new name in accordance with Art. 58.3 (Silva, Basson & Moe 1966).

Distributional notes
Records from the Canary Islands are considered to be misidentifications by Berov et al., 2015). - (2 Apr 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
upper sublittoral zone, 0.2 m depth, on open and sheltered rocky shores, in semi-closed areas and coastal lagoons (Berov et al., 2015). - (2 Apr 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Molinari-Novoa, E.A. & Guiry, M.D. (2020). Reinstatement of the genera Gongolaria Boehmer and Ericaria Stackhouse (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyceae). Notulae Algarum 171: 1-10, 2 figs.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Roberts, M. (1968). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the genus Cystoseira C. Ag. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 60: 251-264, 5 pls.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Ochrophyta (Phaeophyceae e Xanthophyceae). Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-234, pls 1-51. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Taskin, E., Jahn, R., Öztürk, M., Furnari, G. & Cormaci, M. (2012). The Mediterranean Cystoseira (with photographs). pp. [2] 1-75, photographs. Manisa, Turkey: Celar Bayar University.

Thibaut, T., Blanfuné, A., Boudouresque, C.-F. & Verlaque, M. (2015). Decline and local extinction of Fucales in the French Riviera: the harbinger of future extinctions?. Mediterranean Marine Science 16(1): 206-224.

Created: 11 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 22 December 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Baghdadli, D., Tremblin, G. & Ducher, M. (1994). The effects of light quality on growth, photosynthesis and development in cultivated thalli of Cystoseira barbata C. Ag. f. aurantia (Kütz.) Giaccone (Phaeophyceae, Fucales). Botanica Marina 37: 43-50, 4 figs, 2 tables.
de Jong, L., Diana, C., Campos, J.R., Arnoux, A. & Pellegrini, L. (1994). Toxicity of methyl mercury and mercury (II) chloride to a brown alga Cystoseira barbata (Fucales) under laboratory culture conditions. Detoxifying role of calcium. Botanica Marina 37: 367-379, 15 figs, 8 tables.
Gueven, K.G., Aktin, E., Koyuncuoglu, H. & Bergisadi, N. (1974). Lipolytic and hypoglycemic compounds obtained from Cystoseira barbata. Drug Research 24: 144-147.
Pellegrini, L., Delivopoulos, S.G. & Pellegrini, M. (1990). Arsenic-induced ultrastructural changes in the vegetative cells of Cystoseira barbata forma repens Zinova et Kalugina (Fucophyceae, Fucales). Botanica Marina 33: 229-234, 7 figs.
Pellegrini, L., Pellegrini, M., Delivopoulos, S. & Berail, G. (1991). The effects of Cadmium on the fine structure of the brown alga Cystoseira barbata forma repens Zinova et Kalugina. British Phycological Journal 26: 1-8, 10 figs.
Sadogurska, S.S., Neiva, J., Falace, A., Serrão, E.A. & Israel, A. (2021). The genus Cystoseira s.l. (Ochrophyta, Fucales, Sargassaceae) in the Black Sea: morphological variability and molecular taxonomy of Gongolaria barbata and endemic Ericaria crinita f. bosphorica comb. nov. Phytotaxa 480(1): 10, 7 figs, 2 tables, 1 suppl. table.
Salem, H.M., Abdelfettah, A.F. & Hussein, M.M. (1971). Structural investigation on the alginic acid of the Egyptian brown algal species Cystoseira barbata. Phytochemistry 10: 1095-1099.
Stadniciuc, M. (1973). Some remarks on the reproduction of the Cystoseira barbata (Good. et Wood.) J. Ag. alga in the Black Sea. Cercetari marine No 5-6: 213-221.
Zavodnik, D. (1965). Prispevek k poznavanju naselja Cystoseira barbata (Good et Woodw.) J. Ag. v severnem Jadranu. Biol. vestnik 13: 87-101.

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