Aglaothamnion westbrookiae Rueness & L'Hardy-Halos 1991

Publication Details
Aglaothamnion westbrookiae Rueness & L'Hardy-Halos 1991: 650, figs 1-4

Published in: Rueness, J. & L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. (1991). Aglaothamnion westbrookiae sp. nov. (Rhodophyta), a species previously confused under the name Callithamnion byssoides. Journal of Phycology 27: 649-652.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aglaothamnion is Aglaothamnion furcellariae (J.Agardh) Feldmann-Mazoyer.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aglaothamnion halliae (Collins) Aponte, D.L.Ballantine & J.N.Norris.

Type Information
Holotype locality: Southwest jetty, Port Aransas, Texas; (Athanasiadis 1996: 109) Holotype: P. Edwards; 23 March 1968; epiphytic on Polysiphonia denudata; Univ. Texas; 276508 (Rueness & L'Hardy-Halos 1991: 650)

Origin of Species Name
, named for Alison Westbrook [Alison Wilson], English Botanist

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 14 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 October 2004

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 October 2004. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 December 2023

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