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.
Type locality: Sweden
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.
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. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 April 2021.