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Caulerpa obscura Sonder

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Caulerpaceae
Genus Caulerpa

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Caulerpa obscura Sonder
Australia. 09 Dec 2011. Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za). © Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za).

Caulerpa obscura Sonder
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Fucus vesiculosus f. acutus Lyngbye

Caulerpa obscura Sonder Australia
© Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za)

Publication details
Caulerpa obscura Sonder 1845: 50

Published in: Sonder, G. (1845). Nova algarum genera et species, quas in itinere ad oras occidentales Novae Hollandiae, collegit L. Priess, Ph. Dr. Botanische Zeitung 3: 49-57.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulerpa is Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dark, shady, indisctinct (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chauvinia obscura (Sonder) Trevisan 1849

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Caulerpa sonderi F.Müller 1853
Caulerpa obscura f. sonderi (Mueller) Weber Bosse 1898

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 827). Type: Preiss; (Womersley 1984: 265). Notes: Not located in MEL (Womersley, 1984: 265).

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Key references
Copertino, M., Connell, S.D. & Cheshire, A. (2005). The prevalence and production of turf-forming algae on a temperate subtidal coast. Phycologia 44: 241-248.

Kevekordes, K., Holland, D., Haubner, N., Jenkins, S., Koss, R., Roberts, S., Raven, J.A., Scrimgeour, C.M., Shelly, K., Stojkovic, S. & Beardall, J. (2006). Inorganic carbon acquisition by eight species of Caulerpa (Caulerpaceae, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45: 442-449.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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