- Holotype locality: French Frigate Shoals, south of the western point of La Pérouse Pinnacle (23º46.107'N, 166º15.689'W), northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: Karen Geisler; 14 September 2000; 10 meters depth. BISH 691063. Holotype: female gametophyte (Fig. 1)
- Vroom, P.S. & Abbott, I.A. 2004. Acrosymphyton brainardii sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from French Frigate Shoals, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Phycologia 43: 68–74. DOI: 10.2216/i0031-8884-43-1-66.1 Reference page. : 68–69, figs 1–12
- Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Acrosymphyton brainardii. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 11 September 2017.