Pihiella liagoraciphila


Taxonavigation: Pihiellales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Ahnfeltiophycidae
Ordo: Pihiellales

Familia: Pihiellaceae
Genus: Pihiella
Species: Pihiella liagoraciphila


Pihiella liagoraciphila Huisman, Sherwood & I.A.Abbott, 2003

  • Holotype locality: Mokulë’ia, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: Maya LeGrande; 5 May 2002; on Liagora valida Harvey from shallow reef flat. IA 28754. Notes: The sheet has four specimens of L. valida, each bearing numerous specimens of P. liagoraciphila. Following Article 8.2 (ICBN, Greuter et al. 2000), the holotype can be a single gathering of many small specimens. The holotype also includes a slide preparation made from the above, from which several specimens are illustrated in Figure 2, c, g-r of original paper.


  • Huisman, J.M., Sherwood, A.R. & Abbott, I.A. 2003. Morphology, reproduction, and the 18S rDNA gene sequence of Pihiella liagoraciphila gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta), the so-called ‘monosporangial discs’ associated with members of the Liagoraceae (Rhodophyta) and proposal of the Pihiellales ord. nov. Journal of Phycology 39: 978-987.: 981, figs 1-4. DOI: 10.1046/j.1529-8817.2003.03047.x
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Pihiella liagoraciphila. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 3 August 2017.