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Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Solieriaceae
Genus Sarconema


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Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen
Agios Kosmas, Saronikos Gulf, Greece, in September 2009, in the upper sublittoral zone. 11 Jul 2011. Kostas Tsiamis. © Kostas Tsiamis (kostas.tsiamis@gmail.com).

Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen
Shoalwater Bay, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen
Tanzania; dried specimen. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se). From: Oliveira, E., Österlund, K. & Mtolera, M.S.P. (2005). Marine Plants of Tanzania. A field guide to the seaweeds and seagrasses. pp. 267, Numerous coloured illustrations and line drawings. Stockholm: Botany Department, Stockholm University.


Phaeostroma aequale (Oltmanns) Kuckuck

Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen Tanzania; dried specimen

Publication details
Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen 1934: 12-13, fig. 9, pl. II (lower)

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1934). Some Indian Rhodophyceae especially from the shores of the Presidency of Bombay-IV. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1934: 1-30, 19 figs, Plates I-IV.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sarconema is Sarconema furcellatum Zanardini.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: in the vicinity of Karachi, Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 337). Type: Kotwal; NY (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 20).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sarconema scinaioides Børgesen)
Africa: Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002), Kenya (Papenfuss & Edelstein 1974, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Papenfuss & Edelstein 1974 , Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Pakistan (Papenfuss & Edelstein 1974, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Yemen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Distributional notes
This species was introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 235) via the Suez Canal, being first found at Tel-Aviv around 1945. It has since spread to Turkey and Greece. - (6 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Entrance to cavelet in fossil reef limeston, ca. 1 m depth (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (3 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Key references
Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75: 1-90, 7 figs.

Papenfuss, G.F. & Edelstein, T. (1974). The morphology and taxonomy of the red alga Sarconema (Gigartinales: Solieriaceae). Phycologia 13(1): 31-43, 25 figs.

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.

Created: 19 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 June 2017.

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