Acrothrix gracilis Kylin 1907: 93, figs 22, 23; pl. 2
Published in: Kylin, H. (1907). Studien über die Algenflora der schwedischen Westküste. Akademische Abhandlung. pp. [i-iii]-iv, 1-287, 7 pls. Uppsala: K.W. Appelbergs Buchdruckeri.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Acrothrix.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 61) being first found in the Etang de Thau (France) in 1998. - (26 Jun 2012) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Sweden
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrothrix gracilis Kylin)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Nielsen et al. 1995, Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Britain (Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie et al. 2016), Faroe Islands (Nielsen & Gunnarsson 2001), France (Verlaque 2001, Anon. 2017), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Casley 1974, Guiry 1978, De Valéra et al. 1979, Morton 1994, Guiry 2012), Norway (Jaasund 1965, Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001, Husa, Steem & Sjøtun 2014), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Sweden (Kylin 1907, Kylin 1947).
South-west Asia: Turkey (Asia) (Taskin et al. 2008).
(as Acrothrix norvegica Levring)
Europe: Ireland (Casley 1974).
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.
Forward, S.G. & South, G.R. (1985). Observations on the taxonomy and life history of North Atlantic Acrothrix Kylin (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales). Phycologia 24: 347-359.
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.
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: 09 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Ajisaka, T. & Kawai, H. (1986). The life history of Acrothrix gracilis Kylin (Phaeophyceae, Chondariales) in Japan. Japanese Journal of Phycology 34: 129-136.
Casley, B. (1974). Acrothrix gracilis Kylin on the Galway and Clare coasts. Irish Naturalists' Journal 18: 20 only.
Kawai, H. (1983). Morphological observations on Acrothrix gracilis Kylin (Chordariales, Phaeophyta) newly found in Japan. Japanese Journal of Phycology 31: 167-172.
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