Gongolaria montagnei (J.Agardh) Kuntze (1891)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cystoseira montagnei J.Agardh (1842); Phyllacantha montagnei (J.Agardh) Kützing 1849; Treptacantha montagnei (J.Agardh) Orellana & Sansón 2019; Cystoseira spinosa Sauvageau 1912; Cystoseira adriatica Sauvageau 1912; Treptacantha ballesterosii Orellana & Sansón 2019


Conservation Status

Rediscovered on 6 August 2014 (Selam et al., 2016)





Many other localities have been reported (see Guiry, 2023), but the veracity of these is not clear as, for example, it was considered a "Taxon inquirendum" by (Ribera et al., 1992; Taskin et al., 2012) and Selam et al. (2016) imply that its taxonomic status was doubtful.


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Agardh, J. G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. i-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.


Other references:

Blanfuné, A., Verlaque, M., Boudouresque, C.F., Rozis, E. & Thibaut, T. (2022). Les forêts marines de France et de Méditerranée. Guide de détermination des espèces-ingénieurs. Sargassaceae, Fucales, Phaeophyceae. pp. [1]-207, 85 figs, 2 tables. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaries de Provence.

M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 June 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 07 October 2023

Kuntze, O. (1891). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars II. pp. 375-1011. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.

Lardi, P. I., Varkitzi, I., Tsiamis, K., Orfanidis, S., Koutsoubas, D., Falace, A. and Salomidi, M. (2022). Early development of Gongolaria montagnei (Fucales, Phaeophyta) germlings under laboratory conditions, with a view to enhancing restoration potential in the Eastern Mediterranean. Botanica Marina 65(4): 279-287.

Mancuso, F. P., Milazzo, M., Sarà, G. and Chemello, R. (2022). Bi- and three-dimensional fractal analysis of the brown seaweed Gongolaria montagnei and their relationship with gastropod molluscs assemblage. Marine Pollution Bulletin 186: article 114396 [1-12], 10 figures.

Marletta, G. and Lombardo, A. (2023). The Fucales (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae) of the Island of Pantelleria (Sicily Channel, Mediterranean Sea): a new contribution. Italian Botanist 15: 137-163, 20 figs, 3 tables.

Molinari-Novoa, E. A. and Guiry, M. D. (2020). Reinstatement of the genera Gongolaria Boehmer and Ericaria Stackhouse (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyceae). Notulae Algarum 172: 1-10, 2 figures.

Montagne, C. (1838). Cryptogames algériennes ou plantes recueillies par M. Roussel aux environs d’Alger. Ann. Sci. Nat., série 2, 10: 268-279 + 2 plates.

Selam, L. N., Blanfuné, Boudouresque, C.[-F.], Thibaut, T., Verlaque, M. and Rebzani-Zaha, C (2016). Rediscovery of a forgotten seaweed forest in the Mediterranean Sea, the Cystoseira montagnei (Fucales) forest. 41: 359 only, 2 figs.

Ribera, M. A., Gomez Garreta, A., Gallardo, T., Cormacci, M., Furnari, G. and Giaccone, G. (1992). Checklist of Mediterranean seaweeds. 1. Fucophyceae (Warming, 1884). Bot. Mar. 35: 109-130.

Taskin, E., Jahn, R., Öztürk, M., Furnari, G. and Cormaci, M. (2012). The Mediterranean Cystoseira (with photographs). pp. [2] 1-75, photographs. Manisa, Turkey: Celar Bayar University. 


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