Acrochaetium occidentale Børgesen 1915
Acrochaetium occidentale Børgesen 1915: 44, figs 42, 43
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium barbadense (Vickers) Børgesen
Type locality: St. Croix, Virgin Islands (Silva & al. 1996: 100).
Origin of species name
Acrochaetium toyamaense Noda & Honda 1970
Garbary (1987: 129) lists this as a synonym of Audouinella occidentalis. John et al. (2004) note that this is possibly a synonym of Acrochaetium barbadense and that Stegenga (pers. comm.) has suggested that it may be referable to the genus Colaconema.
This is a marine species.
Caribbean Islands: Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).
Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (1998). A checklist of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: first revision. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 116: [i]-iii, 1-155, 5 figs.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
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