Acrochaetium robustum Børgesen 1915
Acrochaetium robustum Børgesen 1915: 40, figs 37-40
Published in: Børgesen, F. (1915). The marine algae of the Danish West Indies. Part 3. Rhodophyceae (1). Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 1-80, Figs 1-86.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema robustum (Børgesen) Huisman & Woelkerling
Type locality: St. Thomas Harbour (Silva & al. 1996: 100).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), strong growing, strong-growing, or stout.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
John et al. (2004) note that Stegenga (pers. comm.) has suggested that this species may be referable to the genus Colaconema.
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 101) being first found at Siani (Mediterranean Egypt) in 1944, which it may have reached via the Suez Canal. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Caribbean Islands: Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).
Asia: China (Tseng 1984), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov & al. 2015, Titlyanov & al. 2015, Titlyanov & al. 2016), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov & al. 2016).
Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999, Stuercke & McDermid 2004), Line Islands (Tsuda & Fisher 2012), Marshall Islands (Dawson 1957), Samoa (Skelton & South 2007).
Source of current name
Huisman, J.M. & Woelkering, W.J. (2018). Colaconematales. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 23-28. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
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.
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photographs and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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 09 May 2021.