Aureophycus aleuticus H.Kawai, T.Hanyuda, Lindeberg & S.C.Lindstrom 2008

Aureophycus aleuticus H.Kawai, T.Hanyuda, Lindeberg & S.C.Lindstrom

Aureophycus aleuticus H.Kawai, T.Hanyuda, Lindeberg & S.C.LindstromSt. George Island, Aleutian Islands - 22 October 2012. Hiroshi Kawai (

Publication Details
Aureophycus aleuticus H.Kawai, T.Hanyuda, Lindeberg & S.C.Lindstrom 2008: 1019, figs 2, 3 (as 'aleutica')

Published in: Kawai, H., Hanyuda, T., Lindeberg, M. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2008). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of Aureophycus aleuticus gen. et sp. nov. (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) from the Aleutian Islands. Journal of Phycology 44: 1013-1021.

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

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

Type Information
Type locality: Kagamil Island, Island of Four Mountains, Aleutian Islands, Alaska; (Kawai & al. 2008: 1014) Holotype: July 15, 2006; 5 m below MLLW; UBC; A85831 (Tala et al. 2007: 1014)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Sporophyte composed of a lanceolate blade, flattened stipe and discoidal holdfast; the blade thin, membranous, up to 2 m in length, with obvious thickened rim at the transition zone forming a raised ""V," without undulations, filled with fine, loose filaments including trumpet-shaped hyphae; the stipe rectangular, solid, slightly translucent, reaching 1 m in length; the holdfast semidiscoidal, up to 0.15 m in diameter. No mucilage organs or hairs present. Fertile sporophyte unknown.

Key Characteristics
Discoid holdfast, "V"- shaped thickened rim in transition zone.

Created: 21 August 2008 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 October 2010

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 October 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 August 2022

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