Chondria pygmaea &
Chondria pygmaea Garbary & Vandermeulen 1990: 312, figs 2-16
Published in: Garbary, D. & Vandermeulen, H. (1990). Chondria pygmaea sp. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of Aquaba, Red Sea. Botanica Marina 33: 311-318.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This species was introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 197) via the Suez Canal, being first reported from Albania 1974. It is now widespread, if local - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: off Elat, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 484).
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Garbary, D. & Vandermeulen, H. (1990). Chondria pygmaea sp. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of Aquaba, Red Sea. Botanica Marina 33: 311-318.
Garbary, D.J. & Vandermeulen, H. (1990). Chondria pygmaea sp. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Gulf of Aqaba ('Aquaba'), Red Sea. Botanica Marina 33: 311-318, 16 figs.
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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 18 June 2019.