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Audouinella saviana (Meneghini) Woelkerling 1973

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Acrochaetiales
Family Acrochaetiaceae
Genus Audouinella


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Audouinella saviana (Meneghini) Woelkerling
James Price Point, Western Australia; scale 500 µm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Phacus circumflexus Pochmann

Colaconema savianum (Meneghini) R.Nielsen James Price Point, Western Australia; scale 500 µm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Audouinella saviana (Meneghini) Woelkerling 1973: 560, figs 56-60

Published in: Woelkerling, W.J. (1973). The morphology and systematics of the Audouinella complex (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in northeastern United States. Rhodora 75: 529-621, 83 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Audouinella is Audouinella miniata Bory.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema savianum (Meneghini) R.Nielsen

Callithamnion savianum Meneghini

Type information
Type locality: In portu Genuae [Genoa, Italy] (Athanasiadis 1996: 23). Type: on Zostera . FL Notes: According to Womersley (1994: 47) the holotype was collected at Cherbourg, France and is located in PC.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
Epiphytic usually on Codium but also known on Dictyopteris and other coarse algae from shallow subtidal and deep offshore habitats to 30 m (Schneider, 1983). - (20 May 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Largely to entirely epiphytic; on a variety of algae and seagrasses (Womersley 1994: 47).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Audouinella saviana (Meneghini) Woelkerling)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Schneider 2003), Canary Islands (Price, John & Lawson 1986).

Europe: Britain (Guiry 1997), France (Báez et al 2005a, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007), Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Báez et al 2005a), Sardinia (Furnari & al. 2003), Spain (Soto & Conde 1989, Conde & al. 1996, Báez et al 2005a).

North America: Florida (Hall & Eiseman 1981 ), New England (Woelkerling 1973 ), North Carolina (Schneider 1983), South Carolina (Schneider 1983).

Africa: Algeria (Báez et al 2005a), Cameroon (Price, John & Lawson 1986, Lawson & John 1987), Gabon (Price, John & Lawson 1986, Lawson & John 1987), Morocco (Báez et al 2005a), Tunisia (Báez et al 2005a).

Middle East: Iran (Sohrabipour & Rabii 1999).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993), Queensland (Lewis 1984, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Womersley 1994), Western Australia (Womersley 1994, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Fiji (South & Skelton 2003).

Source of current name
Nielsen, R. (1994). New combinations within the genus Colaconema (Acrochaetiaceae, Bangiophyceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 14: 715.

Key references
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

Schneider, C.W. (1983). The red algal genus Audouinella Bory (Nemaliales: Arochaetiaceae) from North Carolina. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 22: i-iii, 1-25.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Order Acrochaetiales Feldmann 1953: 12. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 42-76. Canberra:

Created: 23 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Pueschel, C.M. (1995). Rod-shaped virus-like particles in the endoplasmic reticulum of Audouinella saviana (Acrochaetiales, Rhodophyta). Canadian Journal of Botany 73: 1974-1980.
Talarico, L. & Cortese, A. (1993). Response of Audouinella saviana (Meneghini) Woelkerling (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) cultures to monochromatic light. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 477-484.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 September 2021.

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