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Ceramium bisporum D.L.Ballantine

Publication details
Ceramium bisporum D.L.Ballantine 1990: 147, figs 1-5

Published in: Ballantine, D.L. (1990). Ceramium bisporum (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales), an unusual new species from deep-water habitats in the Caribbean. Phycologia 29: 146-149.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

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

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

Distributional notes
This species is considered to have been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 135), probably by shipping, being first found in the Greek Aegean in 1980; it is now found in Greece and Italy. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Grappler Bank, southeast Puerto Rico (Ballantine 1990: 147). Holotype: 9 August 1987; US 99420 (Ballantine 1990: 147). Notes: Isotypes deposited in MSM.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ceramium bisporum D.L.Ballantine)
Europe: Greece (Tsiamis & Panoytidis 2016), Italy (Sartoni & Boddi 2002).

Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico (Ballantine 1990).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

Key references
Sartoni, G. & Boddi, S. (2002). Ceramium bisporum (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta), a new record for the Mediterranean algal flora. Botanica Marina 45: 566-570.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

Created: 21 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Ballantine, D.L. (1990). Ceramium bisporum (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales), an unusual new species from deep-water habitats in the Caribbean. Phycologia 29: 146-149.
Sartoni, G. & Boddi, S. (2002). Ceramium bisporum (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta), a new record for the Mediterranean algal flora. Botanica Marina 45: 566-570.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 September 2017.

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