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Ulva laetevirens Areschoug

Publication details
Ulva laetevirens Areschoug 1854: 370

Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1854). Phyceae novae et minus cognitae in maribus extraeuropaeis collectae. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, series 3 1: 329-372.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca Linnaeus.

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

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), light green (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gemina linzoidea V.J.Chapman 1952

Taxonomic notes
U. armoricana (100% match) (Kirkendale et al. 2013: table 1) - (15 May 2013) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Following Phillips (1998) most Mediterranean records of Ulva rigida should be referred to this species.

Habitat notes
Unlike U. rigida, this species is more abundant in areas where nutrient levels are low (Sfriso 2009). - (4 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: In sinu Port Phillip, South Australia [Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia] (Areschoug 1854: 370).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

(as Ulva laetevirens Areschoug)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Curiel et al. 2012), Apulia (Bottalico et al. 2016), Greece (Christia et al. 2011, Tsiamis et al. ), Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Rindi, Sartoni & Cinelli 2002, Sfriso 2010, Miladi et al. 2008), Scandinavia (Karlason et al. 2018), Slovenia (Rindi & Battelli 2005), Veneto (Sfriso 2011).

North America: North America (Kirkendale et al. 2013 ).

Africa: Tunisia (Miladi et al. 2008).

South-west Asia: Israel (Einav 2007, Einav & Israel 2008).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1994, Kirkendale et al. 2013), South Australia (Kraft et al. 2010), Tasmania (Kirkendale et al. 2013), Victoria (Kraft et al. 2010, Kirkendale et al. 2013), Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Kirkendale et al. 2013).

Key references
Adams, N.M. (1994). Seaweeds of New Zealand. An Illustrated Guide. pp. [1-7], 8-360, 116 pls. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Kirkendale, L., Saunders, G.W. & Winberg, P. (2013). A molecular survey of Ulva (Chlorophyta) in temperate Australia reveals enhanced levels of cosmopolitanism. Journal of Phycology 49(1): 69-81.

Kraft, L.G.K., Kraft, G.T. & Waller, R.F. (2010). Investigations into southern Australian Ulva (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) taxonomy and molecular phylogeny indicate both cosmopolitanism and endemic cryptic species. Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1257-1277.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Miladi, R., Manghisi, A., Armeli Minicante, S.. Genovese, G., Abdelfkafi, S. & Morabito, M. (2018). A DNA barcoding survey of Ulva (Chlorophyta) in Tunisia and Italy reveals the presence of the overlooked alien U. ohnoi. Cryptogamie Algologie 39(1): 85-107.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Chlorophyta multicellulari e fanerogame acquatiche. Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-318, pls 1-94. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 March 2018 by Wendy Guiry

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Sfriso, A. (2010). Coexistence of Ulva rigida and Ulva laetevirens (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) in Venice Lagoon and other Italian transitional and marine environments. Botanica marina 53: 9-18.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 March 2019.

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