Capreolia implexa & 1993
Capreolia implexa Guiry & Womersley Point Roadknight, Victoria
© J.M. Huisman
Capreolia implexa Guiry & Womersley 1993: 267, figs 1-7, 9-18
Published in: Guiry, M.D. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1993). Capreolia implexa gen. et sp. nov. in Australia and New Zealand (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta); an intertidal red alga with an unusual life history. Phycologia 32: 266-277.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Capreolia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Sandringham, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia (Guiry & Womersley 1993: 268). Holotype: Guiry (culture no. 702); 15 May 1988; Moist, shaded, upper eulittoral rock. MELU A37758 (Guiry & Womersley 1993: 267, 268). Notes: Isotype: AD (A58701).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), entangled, entwined, interwoven, interlaced (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Most common in the mid eulittoral, on open rock in sheltered and moderately rough-water situations, and in shade on rough-water coasts; also found on Avicennia pneumatophores and lower trunks; commonly grows on mussels or on limpets, and may occur in shaded upper eulittoral situations where wave-wash is slight; on horizontal rock on coasts of moderate wave action may cover extensive areas of the lower eulittoral (Guiry & Womersley 1993: 270).
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 15 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1993). Capreolia implexa gen. et sp. nov. in Australia and New Zealand (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta); an intertidal red alga with an unusual life history. Phycologia 32: 266-277.
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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 24 October 2021.