Capreolia implexa Guiry & Womersley 1993
Capreolia implexa Guiry & WomersleyPoint Roadknight, VictoriaJ.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).
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).
Created: 15 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 16 January 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 September 2022