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Womersleyella setacea (Hollenberg) R.E.Norris

Publication details
Womersleyella setacea (Hollenberg) R.E.Norris 1992: 70

Published in: Norris, R.E. (1992). Ceramiales (Rhodophyceae) genera new to South Africa, including new species of Womersleyella and Herposiphonia. South African Journal of Botany 58: 65-76, 32 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Womersleyella is Womersleyella pacifica Hollenberg.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Polysiphonia setacea Hollenberg

Type information
Type locality: near Koko Head, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands (Hollenberg 1968: 85). Holotype: E. Choy (Doty 14696); 14.xi.1954; US? Notes: Type locality: USA: Hawaii: near Koko Head, Oahu, high tide pool Collector: E. Choy (Doty 14696) (14.xi.1954)

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), bristle-like, setaceous (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia setacea Hollenberg 1968

Distributional notes
This species was introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 221), perhaps by shipping or as an aquarium escape, being first found at Livorno, Italy in 1986. It is now widely distributed particularly on northern shores. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Cebrian, E. & Rodríguez-Prieto, C. (2012). Marine invasion in the Mediterranean Sea: the role of abiotic factors when there is no biological resistance. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31135. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031135.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2007). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 8. Further additions to the flora, including Griffithsia aestivana sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) and an update on the alien Cystoseira compressa (Sargassaceae, Heterokontophyta). Botanica Marina 50: 128-140.

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Created: 30 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Battelli, C. & Arko Pijevac, M. (2005). Development of the invasive turf-forming red alga Womersleyella setacea (Hollenberg) R.E. Norris on subtidal shores of Rijeka Bay (Northern Adriatic Sea) . Annales (Ser. hist. nat.) 15: 215-222.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2018.

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