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Rhodymenia delicatula P.J.L.Dangeard

Publication details
Rhodymenia delicatula P.J.L.Dangeard 1949: 172, fig. 18 n-o

Published in: Dangeard, P.[J.L.] (1949). Les algues marines de la côte occidentale du Maroc. Le Botaniste 34: 89-189.

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

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

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), very delicate (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Fleshy dark red ± flattened fronds, irregularly ovate-lanceolate, simple or branched, to 20 mm high and 3 mm broad. One-several fronds with cylindrical stipes to 5 mm long arise from small fleshy disc. Irregular branched coralloid processes frequent on fronds, readily detached and possibly capable of serving for vegetative propogation.

Habitat
In cracks and crevices, lower intertidal and subtidal, southern and western coasts, probably widespread, but overlooked.

Similar species
Erythrodermis traillii

Type information
Type locality: Maroc: Ghir. Agadir (Dangeard 1949: 172).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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

De Masi, F. & Gargiulo, G.M. (1982). Rhodymenia delicatula P.J.L. Dangeard (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniales) en Méditerranée. Giornale Botanico Italiano 116: 117-121.

Guiry, M.D. (1977). Studies on marine algae of the British Isles. 10. The genus Rhodymenia. British Phycological Journal 12: 385-425, 62 figs, 2 tables.

Irvine, L.M. & Guiry, M.D. (1983). Rhodymeniales. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2A. Cryptonemiales (sensu stricto), Palmariales, Rhodymeniales. (Irvine, L.M. Eds), pp. 77-98. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Mathieson, A.C., Pederson, J.R., Neefus, C.D., Dawes, C.J. & Bray, T.L. (2008). Multiple assessments of introduced seaweeds in the Northwest Atlantic. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 730–741.. ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 730-741, 5 figs.

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.

Created: 13 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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De Masi, F. & Gargiulo, G.M. (1982). Rhodymenia delicatula P.J.L. Dangeard (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniales) en Méditerranée. Giornale Botanico Italiano 116: 117-121.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 November 2018.

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