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Mazzaella splendens Splendid Iridescent Seaweed

Mazzaella splendensis commonly referred to as Splendid Iridescent Seaweed. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Mazzaella splendens, Splendid Iridescent Seaweed,Hazard Reef,Montana de Oro State Park,San Luis Obispo Co.,California 2018


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lexID:
13906 
AphiaID:
372601 
Scientific:
Mazzaella splendens 
German:
Schillernde Rotalge 
English:
Splendid Iridescent Seaweed 
Category:
Red algae 
Family tree:
Plantae (Kingdom) > Rhodophyta (Phylum) > Florideophyceae (Class) > Gigartinales (Order) > Gigartinaceae (Family) > Mazzaella (Genus) > splendens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Fredericq, 1994 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Canada , Gulf of California, USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 7 Meter 
Size:
7.87" - 47.24" (20cm - 120cm) 
Food:
Photosynthesis 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-29 11:50:07 

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Mazzaella splendens (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Fredericq, 1994

Thallus is an undivided, cordate to lanceolate blade, to 40 cm, very rubbery, and usually an iridescent brownish or purplish red in colour. This alga has a perennial, fleshy holdfast out of which a 3-6 cm stipe grows. Northern specimens are smaller than those found from British Columbia south.

This annual (with perennial crustose base) grows on rock in the low intertidal of semi-protected to exposed habitats.

Mazzaella splendens is a red algae with separate male and female thalli and three different life history phases.

Most similar to Mazzaella flaccida (can be virtually indistinguishable in the field).

Synonymised names:
Gigartina cordata var. splendens (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) D.H.Kim, 1976 (synonym)
Iridaea cordata var. splendens (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) I.A.Abbott, 1972
Iridaea coriacea (Setchell & Gardner) Scagel, 1957 (synonym)
Iridaea reediae (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Papenfuss, 1958
Iridaea sinicola (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Papenfuss, 1958
Iridaea splendens (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Papenfuss, 1958
Iridophycus coriaceus Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1937
Iridophycus reediae Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1937
Iridophycus sinicola Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1937
Iridophycus splendens Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1937

Direct children (1):
Subspecies Mazzaella splendens subsp. fulgens (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Hughey & Hommersand, 2010

External links

  1. algaebase.org (en). Abgerufen am 28.05.2021.
  2. MARINe Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (en). Abgerufen am 28.05.2021.
  3. Seaweeds of Alaska (en). Abgerufen am 28.05.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 28.05.2021.

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