Colacopsis smitheniae


Taxonavigation: Ceramiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Ceramiales

Familia: Rhodomelaceae
Genus: Colacopsis
Species: Colacopsis smitheniae


Colacopsis smitheniae R.E.Norris 1988 (as 'smithenae')

  • Type locality: Jesser Point, Sodwana Bay (Ubombo District), Natal.
  • Holotype: J.S. Dench; 6 May 1983; 46-47 m on coral and sand substrate; on Lenormandiopsis nozawae. NU 10405 (Nat 3224).


  • Norris, R.E. 1988. A review of Colacopsis and Melanocolax, red algal parasites on South African Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 23: 229–237, 12 figs, 1 table. Reference page. : 233–235, figs 8–12
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Colacopsis smitheniae. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 21 November 2017.