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Acrochaetium corymbiferum (Thuret) Batters 1902

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Acrochaetiales
Family Acrochaetiaceae
Genus Acrochaetium


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Acrochaetium corymbiferum (Thuret) Batters
Plants growing epiphytically on Dudresnaya verticilata, Spain, Galicia, Lugo, Ría de Vivero, 2003. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


Publication details
Acrochaetium corymbiferum (Thuret) Batters 1902: 59, 99

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.
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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 Colaconema corymbiferum (Thuret) Alongi, Cormaci & G.Furnari

Chantransia corymbifera Thuret

Type information
Type locality: "Sur Ceramium rubrum, à très basse mer. Automne. — RRR. — Querqueville (M. Thuret)." (Le Jolis 1863: 107). Notes: Dixon & Irvine (1777: 88): "Holotype: cannot be located; it would seem best to typify by the illustration given by Bornet & Thuret (1876), Pl. V [figs 1-11] (see Dixon 1977). France (Beelle-Ile-en-Mer)." This is essentially a lectotypification with an iconotype; however, the application of this is to be questioned as a different host (Helmithocladia vs Ceramium) is involved.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bearing corymbs.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Reported by Abbott (1999) as Acrochaetium corymbifera (Thuret in Le Jolis) Batters. Garbary (1987: 47) list this species as a synonym of Audouiella corymbifera

Basionym: Chantransia corymbifera Thuret in Le Jolis (1863: 107, pro parte (Drew. 1928; Dixon & Irvine, 1977). See Bornet & Thuret (1876). - (11 Aug 2014) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Occurs epiphytically in the subtidal.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrochaetium corymbiferum (Thuret) Batters)
Europe: Corsica (Coppejans 1979), France (Anon. 2017), Ireland (Newton 1931, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Guiry 2012), Italy (Giaccone 1969), Spain (Miranda 1931, Gorostiaga & al., 2004, Bárbara & al. 2005, Cires Rodriguez & Cuesta Moliner 2010), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo & al. 2016).

Central America: Belize (Norris & Bucher 1982).

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

South America: Brazil (Nunes & Guimarães 2008).

Middle East: Egypt (Aleem 1993).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Hawaiian Islands (Abbott 1999), Vanuatu (West & al. 2008).

Source of current name
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nunes, J.M. de C. & Guimarães, S.M.P. de B. (2008). Novas referências de rodoficeas marinhas bentonicas papa o litoral brasilero. Biota Neotropica 8(4): 000-000.

Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

Created: 16 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Abdel-Rahman, M.H., Magne, F. & Bidoux, C. (1990). Le cycle de développement de l'Acrochaetium corymbiferum (Rhodophyceae, Acrochaetiales). Cryptogamie, Algologie 11: 13-22.

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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 22 October 2021.

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