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Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Chondrieae
Genus Acanthophora

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Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss
Agios Kosmas, Saronikos Gulf, Greece, September 2009, 0,5m deep. 15 Jul 2011. Kostas Tsiamis. © Kostas Tsiamis (kostas.tsiamis@gmail.com).

Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss
Akhziv, Israel, Mid-intertidal zone.. 13 Nov 2006. Razy Hoffman. © Razy Hoffman (razyho@hotmail.com).

 

Fucus serratus var. lacinatus Greville

Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss Agios Kosmas, Saronikos Gulf, Greece, September 2009, 0,5m deep
© Kostas Tsiamis (kostas.tsiamis@gmail.com)

Publication details
Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss 1968: 96 (as 'najadiformis' )

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1968). A history, catalogue, and bibliography of the Red Sea benthic algae. Israel Journal of Botany 17: 1-118, 1 table, 1 folded map.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acanthophora is Acanthophora thierryi J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Fucus nayadiformis Delile

Type information
Syntype localities: Al-Iskandariyah (Alexandria); As-Suways (Suez), Egypt (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 469). Notes: De Jong et al. (1999) give the following data for the type: LD 1001. 5a, Alexandria. However, Perrone et al. (2006) consider LD to be an error; the herbarium is BM.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus nayadiformis Delile 1813

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Acanthophora delilei J.V.Lamouroux 1813
Chondria delilei C.Agardh 1822
Acanthophora delilei Greville 1830

Taxonomic notes
The spelling ‘najadiformis’ has been generally used (see Silva, Basson & Moe, 1996, p. 469).

Distributional notes
This species may have been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 191) via an Egyptian "intermittant canal" precursor of the Suez Canal (Aleem 1948), which did not open until 1869. It was first found at Alendria in 1813 and 1826. It is now widespread in the eastern Mediterranean, although it has also been reported occasionally from the western basin. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Warm waters. 1 m depth, on Turbinaria; in Chondrophycus papillosus community, on shallow rock flat gently sloping seawards (lipkin & Silva 2002). - (9 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Aleem, A.A. (1948). The recent migration of certain Indo-Pacific algae from the Red Sea into the Mediterranean. New Phytologist 47: 88-94.

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

Cecere, E. & Perrone, C. (2002). Morphology of Acanthophora nayadiformis (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 523-532.

Jong, Y.S.D.M. de, Hitipeuw, C. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1999). A taxonomic, phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the genus Acanthophora (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Blumea 44: 217-249.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1968). A history, catalogue, and bibliography of the Red Sea benthic algae. Israel Journal of Botany 17: 1-118, 1 table, 1 folded map.

Perrone, C., Cecere, E. & Furnari, G. (2006). Growth pattern assessment in the genus Acanthophora (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Phycologia 45: 37-43.

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: 15 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Cecere, E. & Perrone, C. (2002). Morphology of Acanthophora nayadiformis (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 523-532.

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