Acrothrix gracilis 1907
Acrothrix gracilis Kylin 1907: 93, figs 22, 23; pl. 2
Published in: Kylin, H. (1907). Studien über die Algenflora der schwedischen Westküste. Akademische Abhandlung. pp. [i-iii]-iv, 1-287, 7 pls. Upsala: K.W. Appelbergs Buchdruckeri. [in German]
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Acrothrix.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 61) being first found in the Etang de Thau (France) in 1998. - (26 Jun 2012) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Sweden
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.
Forward, S.G. & South, G.R. (1985). Observations on the taxonomy and life history of North Atlantic Acrothrix Kylin (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales). Phycologia 24: 347-359.
Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: -476, col. figs and distributional maps.
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: 09 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 February 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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Ajisaka, T. & Kawai, H. (1986). The life history of Acrothrix gracilis Kylin (Phaeophyceae, Chondariales) in Japan. Japanese Journal of Phycology 34: 129-136.
Casley, B. (1974). Acrothrix gracilis Kylin on the Galway and Clare coasts. Irish Naturalists' Journal 18: 20 only.
Kawai, H. (1983). Morphological observations on Acrothrix gracilis Kylin (Chordariales, Phaeophyta) newly found in Japan. Japanese Journal of Phycology 31: 167-172.
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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 November 2020.