Acrochaetium robustum Børgesen
Acrochaetium robustum Børgesen 1915: 40, figs 37-40
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), strong growing, strong-growing, or stout.
Chantransia robusta (Børgesen) De Toni 1924
Rhodochorton robustum (Børgesen) K.M.Drew 1928
Audouinella robusta (Børgesen) Garbary 1979
Kylinia robusta (Børgesen) Desikachary, M.Balakrishnan & V.Krishnamurthy 1990
Acrochaetium sargassicola Børgesen 1932
Kylinia sargassicola (Børgesen) Untawale, Dhargalkar & Agadi 1983
Audouinella sargassicola (Børgesen) Garbary 1987
This is a marine species.
Type locality: St. Thomas Harbour (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 100).
Caribbean Islands: Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).
Africa: Egypt (Papenfuss 1968 ).
South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), Goa (Pereira & Almeida 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Saudi Arabia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
Asia: China (Tseng 1984), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov et al. 2015, Titlyanov et al. 2015, Titlyanov et al. 2016), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov et al. 2016).
Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999, Stuercke & McDermid 2004), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Marshall Islands (Dawson 1957), Samoa (Skelton & South 2007).
(as Acrochaetium sargassicola Børgesen)
Africa: Egypt (Aleem 1950).
South-west Asia: India (Garbary 1987).
(as Audouinella robusta (Børgesen) Garbary)
Africa: Egypt (Cormaci et al. 2004 ).
South-east Asia: Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).
John et al. (2004) note that Stegenga (pers. comm.) has suggested that this species may be referable to the genus Colaconema.
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 101) being first found at Siani (Mediterranean Egypt) in 1944, which it may have reached via the Suez Canal. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.
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: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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