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IOC entry for Bangia atropurpurea

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BANGIALES

BANGIACEAE

Note: Bangiaceae Engler (1892: 16) has been conserved against Porphyraceae Kützing (1843b: 382), which was shown by P. Silva (1980b: 80) to be the earliest name for this family (see P. Silva, 1993b: 707).

Bangia Lyngbye

Bangia atropurpurea (Roth) C. Agardh

Conferva atropurpurea Roth, 1806: 208–209, pl. VI (type locality: Weser River, Bremen, Germany).

Bangia atropurpurea (Roth) C. Agardh, 1824: 76.—Shameel & Afaq Hussain, 1987: 296.— Seagrief, 1988: 48, fig. 5:6.— Al-Hasan & W. Jones, 1989: 300, pl. 6: fig. 51.— Shameel, Afaq-Husain, & Shahid-Husain, 1989: 179.— Basson, 1992: 224.— Shameel & J. Tanaka, 1992: 43.— Womersley, 1994: 34–36.

Taxonomic synonyms:

Conferva fuscopurpurea Dillwyn, 1807 [1802–1809]: pl. 92 (`fusco-purpurea') (type locality: Dunraven Castle, Glamorgan, Wales).

Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye, 1819: 83.—Levring, 1953: 464.— V. May, 1965: 354.— Allender, 1981: 19, 20, 22.— Shameel & Moazzam, 1982a: 6.— Moazzam & Shameel, 1985: 148–149, fig. 7.— Untawale, 1985: 99–102, figs. 2–9.— Untawale, Reddy, & Deshmukhe, 1989: fig. 2, table 1.— Desikachary, V. Krishnamurthy, & M. Balakrishnan, 1990: 40, figs. 3N–R.— Maya & Nair, 1992: 30.

Bangia versicolor Kützing, 1843b: 250, pl. 45.III (type locality: Split, Croatia).—Grunow, 1867: 59.— Reichardt, 1871: 23.— Hemsley, 1884: 281.

INDIAN OCEAN DISTRIBUTION: Australia, India, Kuwait, Pakistan, St. Paul Island, South Africa.

Note: The conspecificity of Bangia fuscopurpurea (marine) and B. atropurpurea (freshwater) was proposed by den Hartog (1972: 274–276) and Geesink (1973: 245). Bangia versicolor is included as a synonym on the authority of Pankow (1971: 217–218). Although Roth (1806) accredited Conferva atropurpurea to Mertens in the explanation of pl. VI, in the text he stated that the specimen was sent by Mertens as Conferva castanea (apparently a manuscript name).

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