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Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Cladophoraceae
Genus Chaetomorpha

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Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Chaetomorpha ligustica, middle intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara" . 01 Jan 0001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Chaetomorpha ligustica, middle intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2010. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2010. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2010. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2010. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Spain, Galicia, A Coruña, Corrubedo saltmarsh, 1998. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Carreroe, Co. Galway, Ireland; entangled free-living masses from uppershore pools. 14 Apr 2009. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Carreroe, Co. Galway, Ireland; upper-shore pools, free-living in tangled masses. 14 Apr 2009. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Spain, Galicia, 2001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

 

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing Carreroe, Co. Galway, Ireland; upper-shore pools, free-living in tangled masses
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing 1849: 376

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetomorpha is Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing.

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

Basionym
Conferva ligustica Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Golfo di Genova, Italy (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 787).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva ligustica Kützing 1843

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Rhizoclonium riparium var. kochianum (Kützing)
Conferva juergensii Mertens 1816
Conferva ulothrix Lyngbye 1819
Conferva arenicola Berkeley 1833
Conferva perreptans Carmichael 1833
Conferva arenosa Carmichael 1833
Spongopsis mediterranea Kützing 1843
Rhizoclonium juergensii (Mertens) Kützing 1843
Rhizoclonium interruptum Kützing 1845
Conferva capillaris (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Rhizoclonium capillare Kützing 1847
Chaetomorpha mediterranea (Kützing) Kützing 1849
Rhizoclonium arenosum (Carmichael) Kützing 1849
Chaetomorpha tortuosa Kützing 1849
Rhizoclonium lacustre Kützing 1849
Rhizoclonium affine Kützing 1849
Rhizoclonium biforme Kützing 1849
Chaetomorpha callithrix Kützing 1849
Rhizoclonium casparyi Harvey 1851
Rhizoclonium riparium f. casparyi (Harvey) Holmes & Batters 1890
Rhizoclonium lubricum Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1919
Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen 1925
Lola capillaris (Kützing) Hamel 1931
Rhizoclonium kochianum var. arenicola (Berkeley) Lily Newton 1931
Chaetomorpha capillaris var. crispa Feldmann 1937
Lola tortuosa (Dillwyn) V.J.Chapman 1953
Chaetomorpha mediterranea var. crispa (Feldmann) Gallardo et al. 1993

Nomenclatural notes
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 Dillwyn’s 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.” Burrows (1991: 140) adopted S. mediterranea as the epithet-bringing name, employing the combination Chaetomorpha mediterranea (Kützing) Kützing (1849: 381). Because a choice had already been made between the two epithet-bringing names of equal priority, C. mediterrranea would only be correct if Conferva liguistica were to be excluded from the circumscription of the species (Silva, Basson & Moe, 1996: 937).

Taxonomic notes
According to Bartsch & Kuhlenkamp (2000) this species is a currently accepted name. According to John et al. (2003) this is an accepted species with Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen as synonym.

Habitat notes
Intertidal zone (Selivanova & Zhigadlova 2009). - (10 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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Key references
Almeida, W.R. de, Alves, A.M., Guimarães, S.M.P. de B. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2012). Cladophorales and Siphonocladales (Chlorophyta) from Bimbarras Island, Todos os Santos Bay, Bahia Stae, Brazil. Iheringia Série Botanica 67(2): 149-164.

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.

Burova, O.V., Tsarenko, P.M., Kovalenko, O.V., Mikhailyuk, T.I., Petlovany, O.A., Lilitska, G.G. & Bilous, O.P. (2011). Ulvophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 20-61. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G.

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.

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.

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.

Selivanova, O.N. & Zhigadlova, G.G. (2009). Marine benthic algae of the South Kamchatka state wildlife sanctuary (Kamchatka, Russia). Botanica Marina 52(4): 317-329.

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.

Sfriso, A., Wolf, M.A., Moro, I., Sfriso, A.A., Buosi, A. & Verlaque, M. (2018). Rediscovery of a forgotten Mediterranean Chaetomorpha species in the Venice Lagoon (North Adriatic Sea): Chaetomorpha stricta Schiffner (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 39(3): 293-312.

Silva, P.C., Meñez, E.G. & Moe, R.L. (1987). Catalog of the benthic marine algae of the Philippines. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences 27: [i-ii] iii-iv, 1-179, 2 figs, 1 table.

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