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Acrothamnion preissii (Sonder) E.M.Wollaston

Publication details
Acrothamnion preissii (Sonder) E.M.Wollaston 1968: 323, fig. 24

Published in: Wollaston, E.M. (1968). Morphology and taxonomy of Southern Australian genera of Crouanieae Schmitz (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 16: 217-417, 42 figs, 1 table, 10 plates.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Acrothamnion is Acrothamnion pulchellum J.Agardh.

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

Callithamnion preissii Sonder

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia. (Sonder 1845: 53). Holotype: Preiss No. 2536; MEL 10260 (Yoshida 1998: 866). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Wollaston (1968: 323)

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Callithamnion preissii Sonder 1845
Antithamnion preissii (Sonder) De Toni 1903

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Callithamnion pulchellum Harvey 1855
Acrothamnion pulchellum J.Agardh 1892
Antithamnion terminale Inagaki 1950
Acrothamnion arcuatum Wollaston 1968

Distributional notes
Invasive species in the Mediterranean (Klein & Verlaque 2011), where it was first found at Livorno, Italy prior to 1969. Verlaque et al. (2015: 119) suggest shipping or escape from an aquarium as the likely vectors. - (17 Sep 2012) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
On Posidonia oceanica, macroalgae and in coastal detritic bottoms, down to 40 m depth (Klein & Verlaque 2011). - (17 Sep 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

(as Acrothamnion pulchellum J.Agardh)
Asia: Japan (Segawa 1981).

(as Acrothamnion preissii (Sonder) E.M.Wollaston)
Europe: Apulia (Bottalico et al. 2016), Balearic Islands (Ferrer, Ribera & Gómez-Garreta 1994, Ferrer, Ribera & Gómez-Garreta 1994, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Cormaci et al. 2004 , Joher et al. 2012), Corsica (Sales & Ballesteros 2010), France (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Cormaci et al. 2004 , Anon. 2017), Italy (Athanasiadis 1996, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Gómez Garreta et al. 2001, Rindi, Sartoni & Cinelli 2002, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003), Monaco (Cormaci et al. 2004 ), Sicily (Alongi et al. 2012), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Parente et al. 2018).

Africa: South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Korea (Lee & Kang 2001, Kim & Lee 2012).

South-east Asia: Philippines (Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1993), South Australia (Athanasiadis 1996, Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000), Victoria (Athanasiadis 1996, Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000), Western Australia (Huisman & Walker 1990, Athanasiadis 1996, Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000).

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 127: 1-221.

Bottalico, A., Alongi, G. & Perrone, C. (2016). Macroalgal diversity of Santa Cesarea-Castro (Salento Peninsula, southeastern Italy). Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 73(2): 1-12.

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.

Klein, J.C. & Verlaque, M. (2011). Macroalgae newly recorded, rare or introduced to the French Mediterranean coast. Cryptogamie Algologie 32(2): 111-130.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Womersley, H.B.S. (1998). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIC. Ceramiales - Ceramiaceae, Dasyaceae. pp. 535. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 21 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Ferrer, E., Ribera, M.A. & Gómez Garreta, A. (1994). The spread of Acrothamnion preissii (Sonder) Wollaston (Rhodophyta, Ceramiaceae) in the Mediterranean Sea: new records from Balearic Islands. Flora Mediterranea 4: 163-166.
Parente, M.I., Gabriel, D., Micael, J., Botelho, A.Z., Ballesteros, E., Milla, D., dos Santos, R. & Costa, A.C. (2018). First report of the invasive macroalga Acrothamnion preissii (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales) in the Atlantic Ocean. Botanica Marina 61(1): 85-90.
Piazzi, L., Pardi, G. & Cinelli, F. (1996). Ecological aspects and reproductive phenology of Acrothamnion preissii (Sonder) Wollaston (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Tuscan Archipelago (Western Mediterranean). Cryptogamie, Algologie 17: 35-43, 7 figs, 1 table.

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