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Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Suborder Ceramiineae
Family Ceramiaceae
Subfamily Spongoclonioideae
Tribe Spongoclonieae
Genus Spongoclonium

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Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne
Cape Peron, Western Australia. G.J. Edgar. © G.J. Edgar.

Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne
KwaZulu-Natal. Olivier de Clerck. © Olivier De Clerck (odclerck@gmail.com).

 

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Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne Cape Peron, Western Australia
© G.J. Edgar

Publication details
Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne 2005: 23, 87

Published in: 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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Spongoclonium is Spongoclonium conspicuum Sonder.

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

Basionym
Mesothamnion caribaeum Børgesen

Type information
Type locality: "St. Jan: Off Annaberg" [Annaberg, St. John, Virgin Islands] (Børgesen 1917: 216). Holotype: dredged from 30 m. C (Yoshida 1998: 917).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of the Caribbean.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Mesothamnion caribaeum Børgesen 1917
Pleonosporium caribaeum (Børgesen) R.E.Norris 1985

Distributional notes
This species was introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 201), perhaps by shipping, being first found at Villefranch-sur-mer, France, 1974. - (6 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Kim, H.-S. & Lee, I.K. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 5.Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Ceramiaceae I (Non-corticate species). pp. [1-4], 1-152, figs 1-105. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Mateo-Cid, L.E., Mendoza-González, A.C., Norris, J.N. & García-López, D.Y. (2018). A taxonomic account of species in the tribe Spongoclonieae (Ceramiaceae, Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) reported from Atlantic and Pacific Mexico. Phytotaxa 340: 229-245, 38 figs, 1 table.

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.

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