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Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Subfamily Chondrioideae
Tribe Chondrieae
Genus Acanthophora

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Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss
Agios Kosmas, Saronikos Gulf, Greece, September 2009, 0,5m deep. 15 Jul 2011. Kostas Tsiamis. © Kostas Tsiamis (kostas.tsiamis@gmail.com).

Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss
Akhziv, Israel, Mid-intertidal zone.. 13 Nov 2006. Razy Hoffman. © Razy Hoffman (razyho@hotmail.com).

 

Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss Akhziv, Israel, Mid-intertidal zone.

Publication details
Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss 1968: 96 (as 'najadiformis' )

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1968). A history, catalogue, and bibliography of the Red Sea benthic algae. Israel Journal of Botany 17: 1-118, 1 table, 1 folded map.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acanthophora is Acanthophora thierryi J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Fucus nayadiformis Delile

Type information
Syntype localities: Al-Iskandariyah (Alexandria); As-Suways (Suez), Egypt (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 469). Notes: De Jong et al. (1999) give the following data for the type: LD 1001. 5a, Alexandria. However, Perrone et al. (2006) consider LD to be an error; the herbarium is BM.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus nayadiformis Delile 1813

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Acanthophora delilei J.V.Lamouroux 1813
Chondria delilei C.Agardh 1822
Acanthophora delilei Greville 1830

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acanthophora delilei J.V.Lamouroux)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978), Corsica (Boudouresque & Perret 1977), Greece (Gerloff & Geissler 1974), Italy (Giaccone 1969), Turkey (Europe) (Güven & Öztig 1971).

South-west Asia: Israel (Nemlich & Danin 1964), Lebanon (Lakkis 2013).

(as Fucus nayadiformis Delile)
Africa: Egypt (Perrone et al 2006).

(as Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) Papenfuss)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001), France (Cecere & Perrone 2002, Anon. 2012), Greece (Athanasiadis 1987, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Cecere & Perrone 2002, Christia et al. 2011, Tsiamis & Panoytidis 2016), Italy (Cecere et al. 1996, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Rindi, Sartoni & Cinelli 2002, Cecere & Perrone 2002, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Perrone et al 2006), Sardinia (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016), Turkey (Europe) (Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Taskin et al. 2008 ).

North America: Florida (de Jong, Hitipeuw & Prud'Homme van Reine 1999).

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

Africa: Algeria (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001), Egypt (Papenfuss 1968 , Aleem 1993, de Jong, Hitipeuw & Prud'Homme van Reine 1999, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Cecere & Perrone 2002), Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002, Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968 ), Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Libya (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001), Somalia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Tunisia (Meñez & Mathieson 1981, Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001).

Indian Ocean Islands: Laccadive Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), Cyprus (Tsiamis et al. 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Iran (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Israel (Cecere & Perrone 2002, Hoffman 2004, Einav 2007, Einav & Israel 2008), Jordan (Papenfuss 1968 ), Kuwait (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Lebanon (Bitar et al. 2017 ), Levant states (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Saudi Arabia (Papenfuss 1968 ), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Turkey (Asia) (Taskin et al. 2008 ), Yemen (Papenfuss 1968 ).

Taxonomic notes
The spelling ‘najadiformis’ has been generally used (see Silva, Basson & Moe, 1996, p. 469).

Distributional notes
This species may have been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 191) via an Egyptian "intermittant canal" precursor of the Suez Canal (Aleem 1948), which did not open until 1869. It was first found at Alendria in 1813 and 1826. It is now widespread in the eastern Mediterranean, although it has also been reported occasionally from the western basin. - (5 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Warm waters. 1 m depth, on Turbinaria; in Chondrophycus papillosus community, on shallow rock flat gently sloping seawards (lipkin & Silva 2002). - (9 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Key references
Aleem, A.A. (1948). The recent migration of certain Indo-Pacific algae from the Red Sea into the Mediterranean. New Phytologist 47: 88-94.

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

Cecere, E. & Perrone, C. (2002). Morphology of Acanthophora nayadiformis (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 523-532.

Jong, Y.S.D.M. de, Hitipeuw, C. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1999). A taxonomic, phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the genus Acanthophora (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Blumea 44: 217-249.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1968). A history, catalogue, and bibliography of the Red Sea benthic algae. Israel Journal of Botany 17: 1-118, 1 table, 1 folded map.

Perrone, C., Cecere, E. & Furnari, G. (2006). Growth pattern assessment in the genus Acanthophora (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Phycologia 45: 37-43.

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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Cecere, E. & Perrone, C. (2002). Morphology of Acanthophora nayadiformis (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41: 523-532.

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