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Acrochaetium gracile Børgesen

Publication details
Acrochaetium gracile Børgesen 1915: 26, figs 19, 20

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1915). The marine algae of the Danish West Indies. Part 3. Rhodophyceae (1). Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 1-80, Figs 1-86.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acrochaetium is Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema gracile (Børgesen) Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

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

Habitat notes
Widespread in warm seas; on a snail's shell with other microscopic algae and on Gelidiopsis acrocarpa (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (28 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: St. Thomas Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 8). Type: on Sargassum vulgare. C (presumably) (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 8).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrochaetium gracile Børgesen)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Price, John & Lawson 1986, Haroun et al. 2002, Gil-Rodríguez et al. 2003, John et al. 2004, Anon. 2011).

Caribbean Islands: Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

Africa: Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001).

Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987), Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Marshall Islands (Dawson 1957).

Source of current name
Ateweberhan, M. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). A taxonomic survey of seaweeds from Eritrea. Blumea 50: 65-111.

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.

Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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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 25 April 2019.

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