Capreolia implexa &
Capreolia implexa Guiry & Womersley Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia; mat with Hormosira
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Capreolia implexa Guiry & Womersley 1993: 267, figs 1-7, 9-18
Published in: Guiry, M.D. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1993). Capreolia implexa gen. et sp. nov. in Australia and New Zealand (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta); an intertidal red alga with an unusual life history. Phycologia 32: 266-277.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Capreolia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), entangled, entwined, interwoven, interlaced (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Most common in the mid eulittoral, on open rock in sheltered and moderately rough-water situations, and in shade on rough-water coasts; also found on Avicennia pneumatophores and lower trunks; commonly grows on mussels or on limpets, and may occur in shaded upper eulittoral situations where wave-wash is slight; on horizontal rock on coasts of moderate wave action may cover extensive areas of the lower eulittoral (Guiry & Womersley 1993: 270).
Type locality: Sandringham, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia (Guiry & Womersley 1993: 268). Holotype: Guiry (culture no. 702); 15 May 1988; Moist, shaded, upper eulittoral rock. MELU A37758 (Guiry & Womersley 1993: 267, 268). Notes: Isotype: AD (A58701).
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 15 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1993). Capreolia implexa gen. et sp. nov. in Australia and New Zealand (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta); an intertidal red alga with an unusual life history. Phycologia 32: 266-277.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2019.