Mesothamnion caribaeum Børgesen 1917
Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Mesothamnion caribaeum Børgesen 1917: 208, figs 194-200
Published in: Børgesen, F. (1917). The marine algae of the Danish West Indies. Part 3. Rhodophyceae (3). Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 145-240, figs 149-230.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Mesothamnion.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spongoclonium caribaeum (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of the Caribbean.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "St. Jan: Off Annaberg" [Annaberg, St. John, Virgin Islands] (Børgesen 1917: 216). Holotype: dredged from 30 m. C (Yoshida 1998: 917).
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
Itono, H. (1971). The genera Callithamnion, Aglaothamnion, Seirospora, Pleonosporium and Mesothamnion (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) in southern Japan. Memoirs of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University 20(1): 217-237, 12 figs.
Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Ardré, F., L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. & Saldanha, L. (1982). Observations nouvelles sur la morphologie et la répartition géographique de trois Céramiales: Ceramium cinnabarinum, Mesothamnion caribaeum et Ctenosiphonia hypnoides. Cryptogamie, Algologie 3: 3-20.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 August 2020.