BIOTIC Species Information for Ceramium virgatum
Researched byDr Keith Hiscock and Paolo Pizzolla Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Fabio Rindi
Scientific nameCeramium virgatum Common nameA red seaweed
MCS CodeZM519 Recent SynonymsCeramium nodulosum, Ceramium rubrum

PhylumRhodophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassRhodophyceae
SubclassFlorideophyceae OrderCeramiales
Suborder FamilyCeramiaceae
GenusCeramium Speciesvirgatum

Additional InformationDiscrimination of separate species of Ceramium is often difficult. This species can be identified with certainty only by careful microscopic observation and in the field can be easily confused with other species of Ceramium with similar morphology namely Ceramium botryocarpum, Ceramium pallidum and Ceramium secundatum (F. Rindi, pers. comm.). The above taxonomy uses the recent nomenclature from Hardy & Guiry (2003). The confusion concerning Ceramium nodulosum and Ceramium rubrum was discussed by Maggs et al. (2002).
Taxonomy References Dickinson, 1963, Fish & Fish, 1996, Maggs & Hommersand, 1993, Hiscock, 1986b, Maggs et al., 2002,
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