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Acrochaetium spathoglossi Børgesen

Publication details
Acrochaetium spathoglossi Børgesen 1937: 30, fig. 14

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1937). Contributions to a South Indian marine algal flora. II. Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 16: 311-357, 20 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acrochaetium is Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) Nägeli.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Kylinia spathoglossi (Børgesen) Aleem 1950
Audouinella spathoglossi (Børgesen) Garbary 1987

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 102).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrochaetium spathoglossi Børgesen)
South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

(as Kylinia spathoglossi (Børgesen) Aleem)
Africa: Egypt (Aleem 1950).

(as Audouinella spathoglossi (Børgesen) Garbary)
Africa: Tunisia (Báez et al 2005a).

Distributional notes
This species may have been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 103) via the Suez Canal: the original records (1944) are the only ones known and the species may not have established itself. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Key references
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.

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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