Chaetomorpha tortuosa ( )
Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen 1874: 45
Original publication: Kleen, E.A.G. (1874). Om Nordlandens högre hafsalger. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 31(9): 1-46, Plates IX, X.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Conferva tortuosa Dillwyn
Lectotype locality: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 787). Type: BM Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting Blaire (1983: 198) for further information regarding the lectotype locality of this species. According to Womersley (1984: 168) the type is from Yarmouth, England; in BM (see Chapman, 1939: 21).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936).
According to Burrows (1991) this species is a synonym of Chaetomorpha mediterranea (Kutzing) Kutzing.
Silva, Meñez & More (1987: 96) comment that the ...name Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kützing, although often cited, is non-existent. In fact, Kützing (1845: 205) transferred Chaetomorpha tortuosa Dillwyn (1805: pl. 46) to Rhizoclonium and established a new species, R. capillare to accommodate Mediterranean populations that other workers had associated erroneously (in his opinion) with Dillwyns plant. Still later, Kützing (1849: 376) transferred R. capillare to Chaetomorpha, unfortunately changing the epithet to tortuosa and thus setting the stage for serious confusion. Two taxonomic synonyms listed by Ardissone (1887: 209) have equal priority, Conferva liguistica Kützing (1843: 259) and Spongopsis mediterranea , of which the former is herewith chosen to serve as the basionym of the correct name for the species.
Source of synonymy
Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Chaetomorpha&species=tortuosa
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Chaetomorpha&Species=tortuosa
Created: 10 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 June 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.