Rhodymenia occidentalis Børgesen
Rhodymenia occidentalis Børgesen 1920: 387, figs. 371, 372
Published in: Børgesen, F. (1920). The marine algae of the Danish West Indies. Part 3. Rhodophyceae (6). Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 369-504, Figs 361-435.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria occidentalis (Børgesen) M.Bodard
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), western.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: St. Jan: in sound between St. Jan and St. Thomas (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: syntype localities:St. John and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, western Atlantic Ocean.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Rhodymenia occidentalis Børgesen)
North America: Gulf of California (Dawson 1941).
Caribbean Islands: Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).
Source of current name
Bodard, M. (1965). Le Gracilaria occidentalis (Borg.): une espèce de Rhodophycée pantropicale Atlantique. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) Ser. 2, 36: 874-878.
Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 April 2014 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 20 August 2019.