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Acrochaetium occidentale Børgesen 1915

Publication details
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.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium barbadense (Vickers) Børgesen

Type information
Type locality: St. Croix, Virgin Islands (Silva & al. 1996: 100).

Origin of species name
western.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Acrochaetium toyamaense Noda & Honda 1970

Taxonomic notes
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.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrochaetium occidentale Børgesen)
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (John & al. 2004), Madeira (Levring 1974, Neto, Cravo & Haroun 2001, John & al. 2004).

Caribbean Islands: Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Nguyen et al. 2013).

(as Acrochaetium toyamaense Noda & Honda)
Asia: Japan (Garbary 1987, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990).

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.

Key references
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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