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Rhodymenia occidentalis Børgesen

Publication details
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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria occidentalis (Børgesen) M.Bodard

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), western.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

(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.

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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 23 February 2019.

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