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Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Caulacanthaceae
Genus Catenella

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Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Spiddal, Co. Galway; on pier. 19 Mar 2018. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa, upper intertidal with Pelvetia canaliculata, Ría de Muros, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa, upper intertidal, South of Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal with Hildenbrandia rubra, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal with Pelvetia canaliculata, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal with Elminius, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
France, Brittany, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland. 27 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine Catenella caespitosa Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine in Parke & P.S.Dixon 1976: 590

Published in: Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Catenella is Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville.

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

Basionym
Ulva caespitosa Withering

Type information
Type locality: "Side Rocks, Anglesey", Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 280). Holotype: OXF (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 190).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva caespitosa Withering 1776

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Kaliformia opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Stackhouse
Fucus repens Lightfoot 1777
Fucus opuntia Goodenough & Woodward 1797
Clavatula caespitosa Stackhouse 1809
Clavaria caespitosa (Stackhouse) Stackhouse 1816
Chondria opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) C.Agardh 1817
Lomentaria opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Gaillon 1828
Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville 1830
Catenella pinnata Harvey 1853
Catenella repens (Lightfoot) Batters 1902

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine)
English: Creeping Chain weed (Bunker et al. 2010).

Description
Mat of interlaced blackish purple fronds, 20 mm high, irregularly branched, constricted into flattened segments like tiny Prickly Pear cacti, from creeping stolons with discoid attachments.

Habitat
On sheltered shady rocks or soil near high tide level, often beneath Fucus spiralis, generally distributed, abundant.

Similar species
Gelidium pusillum.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Prud'homme van Reine, W.F., Sluiman, H.J. & Marchand, R.P. (1983). Red algae found on European salt-marshes. II. Catenella caespitosa (Rhabdoniaceae). Aquatic Botany 15: 287-298.
Silva, J., Lezama, N. & Rull Lluch, J. (2010). Mapas de distribución de algas marinas de la Península Ibérica y las Islas Baleares. XXIV: Catenella caespitosa, Caulacanthus ustulatus y Feldmannophycus rayssiae (Caulacanthaceae, Rhodophyta). Distribution maps of marine algae from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. XXIV. Catenella caespitosa, Caulacanthus ustulatus and Feldmannophycus rayssiae (Caulacanthaceae, Rhodophyta) . Botanica Complutensis 34: 89-93.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2018.

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