Champia parvula (C.Agardh) Harvey 1853

Champia parvula (C.Agardh) Harvey

Current name: Champia parvula (C.Agardh) Harvey
Spain, Galicia, Lugo, San Ciprián, 2006Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Champia parvula (C.Agardh) Harvey 1853: 76

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], [1]-258, pls XIII-XXXVI.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Champia is Champia lumbricalis (Linnaeus) Desvaux.

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

Chondria parvula C.Agardh

Type Information
Type locality: Ad Gades [Cadiz, Spain]; (Agardh 1824: 207) Lectotype: Herb. Alg. Agardh, LD; 26022 (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 78)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), very small (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Soft, gelatinous, pinkish red, Much-branched fronds, densely matted, with blunt apices, to 100 mm high. Axes segmented, with nodal diaphragms, segments about as broad as long, filled with a watery mucilage.

Epiphytic on smaller algae in lower intertidal pools and subtidal, south-west England and Ireland, Channel Islands, locally common.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 August 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 August 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 July 2024

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