Dissimularia tauensis

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Taxonavigation: Gigartinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Gigartinales

Familia: Chondrymeniaceae
Genus: Dissimularia
Species: Dissimularia tauensis


Dissimularia tauensis G.T.Kraft & G.W.Saunders, 2014

  • Type locality: 14º13'S, 169º31'W; Tau Island, American Samoa (Station #TAU-07).
  • Holotype: (nonreproductive specimen) R.D.Withall; 2012-03-13; -13.5 m from the underside of a fore-reef undercut. UNB GW018176 (COI-5P barcode HQ919265) (fig. 70 in Kraft & Saunders 2014, bottom thallus). Isotypes: Two specimen fragments mounted on the holotype sheet (fig. 70: top two thalli).


  • Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. 2014. Crebradomus and Dissimularia, new genera in the family Chondrymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from the central, southern and western Pacific Ocean. Phycologia 53(2): 146–166. Reference page. : 157, figs 70–72
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Dissimularia tauensis. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 2017-12-22.