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Vanvoorstia incipiens De Clerck, M.J.Wynne & Coppejans

Publication details
Vanvoorstia incipiens De Clerck, M.J.Wynne & Coppejans 1999: 394, figs 1-27

Published in: De Clerck, O., Wynne, M.J. & Coppejans, E. (1999). Vanvoorstia incipiens sp. nov. (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from Tanzania, East Africa. Phycologia 38: 394-400, 27 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Vanvoorstia is Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Conservational notes
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species "Eric Coppejans (pers. comm.) indicates that there is a new species he described from East Africa which is probably Critically Endangered: Vanvoorstia incipiens De Clerck, Wynne & Coppejans (Phycologia 38 (1999): 394-400). This newly described species occurs massively in a single (rather small) bay along the east coast of Zanzibar, at about low tide level (large amounts drifting or entangled to other seaweeds in intertidal pools). Coppejans carried out over 200 collecting excursions along the Kenyan, Tanzanian (incl. Zanzibar) coast and NEVER found a single specimen anywhere else than the type locality, where we find it again year after year. It doesn't occur in the neighbouring bays, which look 'identical' to this one! If that bay would be disturbed (harbour, oil pollution, etc.) the only known (type) locality would disappear and we would have a similar story there within the same genus!! Apparently some representatives do not succeed in colonizing larger areas!" - (23 Aug 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Pongwe, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania (: 394). Holotype: E. Coppejans & O. Dargent HEC 11888 (=HOD ZNZ97-132); 19 July 1997; epiphytic on ther algae in shallow low intertidal pools. GENT (: 394).

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Key references
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

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De Clerck, O., Wynne, M.J. & Coppejans, E. (1999). Vanvoorstia incipiens sp. nov. (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from Tanzania, East Africa. Phycologia 38: 394-400, 27 figs, 1 table.

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