Antithamnionella bermudica C.W.Schneider 1997

Publication Details
Antithamnionella bermudica C.W.Schneider 1997: 15, figs 8-17

Published in: Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1997). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 1. New records of Antithamnieae and Dohrnielleae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta), including Antithamnionella bermudica sp. nov.. Phycologia 36: 12-23, 23 figs, 1 table.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Antithamnionella is Antithamnionella sarniensis Lyle.

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

Type Information
Type locality: south west of Chub heads, west of Elys harbour,; (Schneider & Searles 1997: 15) Holotype: 6 June 1985; depth 19m. intermixed with and attached to Gymnothamnion elegans; (Schneider & Searles 1997: 15) Notes: Isotypes: C, GALW, GB,MICH,NFLD,NY,US,Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo (BAMZ). Herb. CWS.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Plants prostrate and mat-forming, attached by multicellular rhizoids with or without digitate tips; rhizoids 7-9 µm diam., issued from periaxial cells or replacing a whorl-branch opposite to a whorl-branch or indeterminate lateral; median cells of indeterminate axes 15-23 µm diam., 42-67 µm long; indeterminate axes distichously branched from each axial cell, each pair consisting of two whorl-branches or less frequently, one determinate and one indeterminate lateral (determinate not suppressed); indeterminate apices crowded with partially developed whorl-branches on non-elongated axial cells; whorl-branches 5-8 cells from base to tip, issued at angles of 65-90 from upper portions of axial cells, later ascending dorsally at angles of 30-45 from prostrate indeterminate axes, incurved near apices, but when branched becoming slightly to markedly recurved at maturity; whorl-branches simple or unilaterally branched 1-2 times, periaxial cells 10-13 µm diam., indistinguishable in length and shape from cells distal to them, branches gradually tapering to 5-8 µm diam. at the tips; gland cells dividing laterally from subapical whorl-branch cells, at maturity completely covering the adaxial surface of the second or third cell from the base of whorl-branch, infrequently on the periaxial or fourth proximal cells, 0-1 per whorl-branch, suppressing a branchlet or rarely displacing it to the abaxial position, and never found on branchlets; reproduction unknown.

19 m reef, on corals

Created: 21 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 May 2008

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 May 2008. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 September 2023

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