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Acrochaetium repens Børgesen

Publication details
Acrochaetium repens Børgesen 1915: 52, figs 55, 56

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1915). The marine algae of the Danish West Indies. Part 3. Rhodophyceae (1). Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 3: 1-80, Figs 1-86.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acrochaetium is Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) Nägeli.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chantransia repens (Børgesen) De Toni 1924
Audouinella repens (Børgesen) Woelkerling 1971

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) note that Stegenga (pers. comm.) has suggested that this species may be referable to the genus Colaconema and that Neto et al. (2001) have discussed the specific identification of specimens from the Salvage Islands.

Woelkerling & Womersley (1994: 67) cite this as a synonym of Audouinella repens (Boergesen) Woelkerling 1971. - (22 May 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994: 69). Holotype: on Hypnea musciformis, from the harbour. C (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994: 69).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrochaetium repens Børgesen)
Atlantic Islands: Madeira (Neto, Cravo & Haroun 2001), Salvage Islands (John et al. 2004).

Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico (Ballantine et al. 2011 ), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960, Garbary 1987).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994), Tasmania (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994).

(as Audouinella repens (Børgesen) Woelkerling)
Atlantic Islands: Salvage Islands (Audiffred & Weisscher 1984, Price, John & Lawson 1986).

Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Woelkerling 1971 ).

Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994), Tasmania (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994).

Key references
Ballantine, D.L., Athanasiadis, A. & Ruiz, H. (2011). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. X. Additions to the flora. Botanica Marina 54(3): 293-302.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Order Acrochaetiales Feldmann 1953: 12. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 42-76. Canberra:

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