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Ceramium shepherdii Womersley 1978

Publication details
Ceramium shepherdii Womersley 1978: 212, figs 1 A, B; 5 A-C

Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1978). Southern Australian species of Ceramium Roth (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 29: 205-257, 15 figs.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

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

Type information
Type locality: 4 km S of Redcliff Point, northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia (Womersley 1978: 212). Holotype: J.Johnson; 10 January 1977; on Posidonia sinuosa, 10 m deep. AD A47850 (Womersley 1998: 214).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Mostly associated with seagrass (Posidonia) beds, between 2.5 and 12 m deep, In areas of moderate water movement (Womersley 1978: 214).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ceramium shepherdii Womersley)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1993, Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993, Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000), South Australia (Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000), Victoria (Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000), Western Australia (Womersley 1998, Huisman 2000).

Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1998). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIC. Ceramiales - Ceramiaceae, Dasyaceae. pp. [1]-535, 235 figs, 4 col. figs in 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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