Vanvoorstia incipiens De Clerck, M.J. &
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.
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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
This is a marine species.
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).
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. -326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
Created: 01 August 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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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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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 24 January 2020.