Acrochaetium repens Børgesen
Acrochaetium repens Børgesen 1915: 52, figs 55, 56
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting (Stearn 1973).
John et al. (2004) note that Stegenga (pers. comm.) has suggested that this species may be referable to the genus Colaconema and that Neto et al. (2001) have discussed the specific identification of specimens from the Salvage Islands.
Woelkerling & Womersley (1994: 67) cite this as a synonym of Audouinella repens (Boergesen) Woelkerling 1971. - (22 May 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994: 69). Holotype: on Hypnea musciformis, from the harbour. C (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994: 69).
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).
Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Woelkerling 1971 ).
Ballantine, D.L., Athanasiadis, A. & Ruiz, H. (2011). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. X. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 54(3): 293-302.
Woelkerling, W.J. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Order Acrochaetiales Feldmann 1953: 12. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 42-76. Canberra:
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