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Taxonomy Detail

Family Acrochaetiaceae

Acrochaetiaceae Fritsch ex W.R.Taylor, 1957: 209, 210.

Type of name: Acrochaetium

Source: Kamiya, M., Lindstrom, S.C., Nakayama, T., Yokoyama, A., Lin, S.-M., Guiry, M.D., Gurgel, F.D.G., Huisman, J.M., Kitayama, T., Suzuki, M., Cho, T.O. & Frey, W. (2017). Rhodophyta. In: Syllabus of Plant Families, 13th ed. Part 2/2 Photoautotrophic eukaryotic Algae. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. [i]-xii, [1]-171. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

Original publication: Taylor, W.R. (1957). Marine algae of the northeastern coast of North America. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-509, 60 pls. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

Emended by J.T. Harper & G. W. Saunders (2002: 470).

Nomenclatural notes:

Following tradition, Kylin (1956) applied the name Chantransiaceae Kützing 1843 to the family comprising Acrochaetium, Audouinella, Colaconema, Conchocelis, Grania, Kylinia, Liagorophila, and Rhodochorton. Fritsch (1944: 258 footnote; 1945: 737), realizing that Chantransia had been used for developmental stages of Batrachospermum (Batrachospermaceae) and Lemanea (Lemaneaceae) but had nothing to do with the marine species of the Acrochaetium complex, attempted to rectify the situation by proposing the name Acrochaetiaceae to replace Chantransiaceae. The correct typification of Chantransia, in fact, results in the assignment of that genus to the Lemaneaceae (cf. Silva, 1952: 261). Unfortunately, Fritsch failed to give a description or a reference to a published description of the Acrochaetiaceae. The first author to validate that name seems to have been Taylor. Meanwhile, Rhodochortaceae was proposed by Nasr (1947). Because Acrochaetiaceae has achieved general usage while Rhodochortaceae has been ignored, its conservation seems justified. Audouinellaceae J. Feldmann 1962, a segregate from the Acrochaetiaceae, was initially superfluous since the family to which it was applied included Rhodochorton. Maintaining Audouinellaceae separate from Acrochaetiaceae would thus necessitate conservation.

Key References
Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2002). A re-classification of the Acrochaetiales based on molecular and morphological data, and establishment of the Colaconematales, ord. nov.. British Phycological Journal 37: 463-475.

(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Abbott, I.A. (1966). Observations on Liagorophila endophytica, a rare species in the Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyceae). Journal of Phycology 2: 147-150.

Bula-Meyer, G. (1986). Liagorophila endophytica (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Caribbean Sea: a new record for the Atlantic Ocean. British Phycological Journal 21: 263-268.

Conde-Poyales, F. (1991). Catálogo y comentarios sobre el "complejo Audouinella" (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyceae) en el Mediterráneo. Cryptogamie, Algologie 12: 163-170.

Garbary, D. & Rueness, J. (1980). Audouinella tetraspora, a new member of the Acrochaetiaceae from Norway. Norwegian Journal of Botany 27: 17-22.

Garbary, D. (1978). On the phylogenetic relationships of the Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 13: 247-254, 5 figs.

Garbary, D. (1979). The effects of temperature on the growth and morphology of some Audouinella spp. (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 22: 493-498.

Garbary, D.J. (1978). On the phylogenetic relationships in the Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 22: 477-492.

Garbary, D.J. (1979). A revised species concept for endophytic and endozoic members of the Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta). Botaniska Notiser 132: 451-455.

Garbary, D.J. (1979). Numerical taxonomy and generic circumscription in the Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 22: 477-492, 3 figs, 4 tables.

Garbary, D.J. (1979). Patterns of cell elongation in some Audouinella spp. (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 59: 951-960.

Garbary, D.J. (1980). On the systematic position of Liagorophila (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 29: 67-69.

Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

Guiry, M.D., Kee, W.R. & Garbary, D.J. (1987). Morphology, temperature and photoperiodic responses in Audouinella botryocarpa (Harvey) Woelkerling (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Ireland. Giornale Botanico Italiano 121: 229-246.

Hansen, G.I. & Garbary, D.J. (1984). Sexual reproduction in Audouinella arcuata with comments on the Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 19(2): 175-184.

Jiménez, J.C. & Necchi, O., Jr (2001). A new species and expanded distributions of freshwater Audouinella (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) from central Mexico and south eastern Brazil. European Journal of Phycology 36: 217-226.

Korch, J.E. & Sheath, R.G. (1989). The phenology of Audouinella violacea (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in a Rhode Island stream (USA). Phycologia 28: 228-236.

Kuiper, J. (1983). The life history of Chromastrum alariae (Jónsson) Papenfuss (Rhodophyta, Acrochaetiaceae). Acta Botanica Neerlandica 32: 129-151.

Lee, Y.-P. & Yoshida, T. (1997). The Acrochaetiaceae (Acrochaetiales, Rhodophyta) in Hokkaido. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 9: 155-229.

Lee, Y.-P. & Yoshida, T. (1997). The Acrochaetiaceae (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) in Hokkaido. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 9(2): 159-229.

Lee, Y.-P. (1983). Sexual reproduction in Audouinella alariae (Jónsson) Woelkerling (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the North Atlantic Ocean. Bull. Kor. Fish. Soc. 16: 265-272.

Lee, Y.P. & Kurogi, M. (1983). The life history of Audouinella alariae (Jónsson) Woelkerling (Rhodophyta, Acrochaetiaceae) in nature and culture. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Series V (Botany) 13: 57-76.

Lee, Y.P. & Lindstrom, S.C. (1979). Audouinella kurogii, a new marine red alga (Acrochaetiaceae) from eastern Hokkaido. Japanese Journal of Phycology 27: 115-122.

Lee, Y.P., Yoshida, T. & Kurogi, M. (1986). Observations on the type of Liagorophila endophytica Yamada (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta). Japanese Journal of Phycology 34: 171-176.

Necchi, O., Jr & Zucchi, M.R. (1995). Systematics and distribution of freshwater Audouinella (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in Brazil. European Journal of Phycology 30(3): 209-218, 15 figs, 2 tables.

Necchi, O., Jr & Zucchi, M.R. (1997). Audouinella macrospora (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) is the Chantransia stage of Batrachospermum (Batrachospermaceae). Phycologia 36: 220-224, 8 figs, 2 tables.

Necchi, O., Jr, Sheath, R.G. & Cole, K.M. (1993). Systematics of freshwater Audouinella (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in North America 1. The reddish species. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Suppl. 98 (Algological Studies) 70: 11-28.

Necchi, O., Jr, Sheath, R.G. & Cole, K.M. (1993). Systematics of freshwater Audouinella (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in North America. 2. The Bluish Species. Algological Studies 71: 13-21.

Nielsen, R. (1994). New combinations within the genus Colaconema (Acrochaetiaceae, Bangiophyceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 14: 715.

Noda, M. & Konno, K. (1981). The species of Acrochaetiaceae on the coasts of mid-Japan Sea. Niigata College of Pharmacy. Seibutsu 4: 1-13.

Stegenga, H. & Kemperman, T.C.M. (1983). Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta) new to the Coasta Rican Atlantic flora. Brenesia 21: 67-91, 35 figs.

Stegenga, H. & Mol, I. (1980). De Acrochaetiaceae, een roodwieren familie van de Nederlandse kust. Wet. Med. Kon. Ned. Nat. Ver. 142: 1-30.

Stegenga, H. & Vroman, M. (1977). The significance of life history characters for the systematics of the Acrochaetiaceae. Journal of Phycology 13: p 64.

Stegenga, H. (1979). Life histories and systematics of the Acrochaetiaceae. pp. iii-34. Amsterdam: Total Photo/Total Print.

Stegenga, H. (1985). The marine Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta) of southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 51: 291-330, 25 figs, 1 table.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Irvine, L.M. (1982). The genus Schmitziella Bornet et Batters (Rhodophyta): Corallinaceae or Acrochaetiaceae. British Phycological Journal 17: 275-295.

Woelkerling, W.J. (1973). The morphology and systematics of the Audouinella complex (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in northeastern United States. Rhodora 75: 529-621, 83 figs.

Zhao Xiongfei [Zhao, X.F.] (1995). [Granufilum, a new fresh water genus of Acrochaetiaceae (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) from Zhejiang Province, China]. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica 26(4): 431-438. [in Chinese with English abstract]

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