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Turnerella mertensiana (Postels & Ruprecht) F.Schmitz 1893

Publication details
Turnerella mertensiana (Postels & Ruprecht) F.Schmitz in Rosenvinge 1893: 815

Published in: Rosenvinge, L.K. (1893). Grønlands Havalger. Meddelelser om Grønland 3: 763-981, 57 figs, 2 pls.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Turnerella.

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

Iridaea mertensiana Postels & Ruprecht

Type information
Type locality: In sinu Awatscha frequens (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 18). Type: LE (Yoshida 1998: 807).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Iridaea mertensiana Postels & Ruprecht 1840
Schizymenia mertensiana (Postels & Ruprecht) J.Agardh 1851

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Turnerella mertensiana f. typica E.S.Sinova
Iridaea punicea Postels & Ruprecht 1840
Iridaea laminarioides f. punicea (Postels & Ruprecht) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1903
Gigartina punicea (Postels & Ruprecht) D.H.Kim 1976

Nomenclatural notes
This combination is usually attributed to Schmitz (1889: 441) but his proposal seems to be invalid as only the genus name was mentioned without a description and is thus invlaid (and the basionym was cited as Schizymenia Mertensiana (P. & R.) J. Ag.). The genus name and combination was validated by Schmitz in Rosenvinge (1893: 815). - (24 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Found at 10-12 m (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009). - (10 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Iridaea punicea Postels & Ruprecht)
North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977).

(as Turnerella mertensiana (Postels & Ruprecht) F.Schmitz)
North America: Alaska (Saunders 1901, Lindstrom 1977, Scagel & al. 1989, Lindeberg & Lindstrom 2010), British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989).

Asia: Commander Islands (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 1997, Klochkova & al. 2021), Japan (Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Kamchatka (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009), Korea (Lee & Kang 2001), Kuril Islands (Nagai 1941), Russia (Far East) (Perestenko 1980, Kloczcova 1996, Perestenko 1994, Selivanova 2002), Russia (Sea of Japan) (Kozhenkova 2020).

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.

Klochkova, N.G., Korolyova, T.N. & Kusidi, A.E. (2009). [Atlas of marine algae of Kamchatka and surrounding areas. Vol. 2. Red seaweeds]. pp. 1-301. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: KamchatNIRO Press. [in Russian]

Kloczcova, N.G. (1996). Flora vodoroslei makrofitov Tatarskogo Proliva i osobennosti ee formirovanija [Macrophyte algal flora of Tatars Gulf (Sea of Japan) and peculiarities of its formation]. pp. 1-289. Vladivostock: Dalnauka. [in Russian]

Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Lopatina, N.A. & Zhigadlova, G.G. (2020). [Red algae. Algae of the division Rhodophyta]. In: Flora and Fauna of Matua Island (middle Kuril Islands): the field guide. Volume 1. Sea. (Sanamyan, K.E. &Sanamyan, N.P. Eds), pp. 336-423. Cherepovets: Intron. [in Russian]

Schmitz, F. (1889). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der Florideen. Flora oder Allgemeine botanische Zeitung 72: 435-456, pl. XXI.

Created: 28 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 08 December 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Kasahara, K. (1980). On the life history of Turnerella mertensiana (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 93: 117-123.

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