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Chondria tumulosa A.R.Sherwood & J.M.Huisman 2020

Publication details
Chondria tumulosa A.R.Sherwood & J.M.Huisman in Sherwood & al. 2020: 5, fig. 4 A-K

Published in: Sherwood, A.R., Huisman, J.M., Paiano, M.O., Williams, T.M., Kosak, R.K., Smith, C.M., Giuseffi, L. & Spalding, H.L. (2020). Taxonomic determination of the cryptogenic red alga, Chondria tumulosa sp. nov., (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawai‘i, USA: A new species displaying invasive characteristics. PLoS ONE 15(7 e0234358): 1-16, 4 figs.

Publication date: "Published: July 7, 2020"

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chondria is Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C.Agardh.

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
Potentially and invasive species in Hawai'i. "... found on spur and groove reefs, aggregate patch reefs, and hard substrate from the edge of the backreef to forereef, but was not observed within the lagoon interior or at mesophotic depths. The alga's highest abundance occurred at 10%u201315 m depth on the forereef, where it formed thick mats up to 18 cm thick that mounded over the reef, smothering coral, native macroalgae, and other organisms. This seaweed covered large areas of reef and was observed in dense patches covering up to several thousand square meters each. Large thick mats were observed abrading and sloughing off the reef, revealing completely bare substrate and dead corals underneath. Coral genera observed being smothered by this alga included native species of Porites, Pocillopora, Leptastrea, Montipora, Cyphastrea, Pavona, Fungia, and Psammocora. Native fishes were not observed to graze on C. tumulosa over the period of these dives at PHA." - (8 Jul 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawai'i (27º47.3952'N, 175º59.889'W)" (Sherwood & al. 2020: 17). Holotype: T. Williams (NWHI-879), sheet 1; 1.VIII.2019; 12 m depth. BISH 776132 (ARS 10154) tetrasporangial plants (Sherwood & al. 2020: 17).

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Sherwood, A.R., Huisman, J.M., Paiano, M.O., Williams, T.M., Kosak, R.K., Smith, C.M., Giuseffi, L. & Spalding, H.L. (2020). Taxonomic determination of the cryptogenic red alga, Chondria tumulosa sp. nov., (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawai‘i, USA: A new species displaying invasive characteristics. PLoS ONE 15(7 e0234358): 1-16, 4 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 October 2020.

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