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Distromium flabellatum Womersley

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Zonarieae
Genus Distromium

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Distromium flabellatum Womersley
Bicheno, Tasmania. G.J. Edgar. © G.J. Edgar.

Distromium flabellatum Womersley
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Distromium flabellatum Womersley
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Audouinella proskaueri (J.A.West) Garbary

Distromium flabellatum Womersley Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Distromium flabellatum Womersley 1967: 218, fig. 3

Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1967). A critical survey of the marine algae of southern Australia. II. Phaeophyta. Australian Journal of Botany 15: 189-270, 6 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Distromium is Distromium skottsbergii Levring.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Port Willunga, South Australia (Womersley 1987: 232). Type: Womersley; 5 September 1954; ADU A19784 (Womersley 1987: 232). Notes: Womersley (1987) notes that the type was collected from drift.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Distromium flabellatum Womersley)
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Bass Strait (Huisman 2000), Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), Norfolk Island (Millar 1999), South Australia (Womersley 1987, Huisman 2000), Tasmania (Scott 2017), Victoria (Womersley 1987, Huisman 2000), Western Australia (Womersley 1987, Huisman & Walker 1990, Huisman 2000, Huisman & Phillips 2015).

Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Abbott & Huisman, 2004, Huisman, Abbott & Smith 2007, Vroom & Timmers 2009), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014), Solomon Islands (Littler & Littler 2003, Littler & Littler 2003).

Key references
Huisman, J.M. & Phillips, J.A. (2015). Dictyotales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 189-216, 233-236. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

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