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Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Hydrocharitaceae
Genus Thalassia

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Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig
Hojas de la angiosperma marina Thalassia testudinum con algas epifitas del orden Corallinales. Costa de La Habana-Matanzas. Foto: Ángel Fernández.

Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig
Apex. From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A Floristic Inventory and Field Guide. OffShore Graphics, Inc., Washington, DC. Distributed by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.

Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig
Margin of leaf. From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A Floristic Inventory and Field Guide. OffShore Graphics, Inc., Washington, DC. Distributed by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Instituti. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

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Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig Hojas de la angiosperma marina Thalassia testudinum con algas epifitas del orden Corallinales. Costa de La Habana-Matanzas. Foto: Ángel Fernández
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Publication details
Thalassia testudinum K.D.Koenig 1805: 96

Published in: K[önig], C. [=K.D.] (1805). Addition to M. Cavolini's treatise on Zostera oceanica L. Annals of Botany 2: 91-97.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Thalassia.

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Robledo & Freile-Pelegrin (2005) cite this as Thalassia testudinum Konig.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Hartog, C. den (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks 59(1): [1-]6-275, 63 figs, 31 plates.

Robledo, D. & Freile-Pelegrín, Y. (2005). Seasonal variation in photosynthesis and biochemical composition of Caulerpa spp. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) from the Gulf of Mexico. Phycologia 44: 312-319.

Tussenbroek, B.I. van, Santos, M.G. B. & Dijk, J.K. van (2006). Unusual synchronous spawning by green algae (Bryopsidales), after the passage of Hurricane Wilma (2005) . Botanica Marina 49(3): 270, 271.

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Albis-Salas, M.R. & Gavio, B. (2011). Notes on marine algae in the International Biosphere Reserve Seaflower, Caribbean Colombian I: new records of macroalgal epiphytes on the seagrass Thalassia testudinum. Botanica Marina 54(6): 537-543.
Barrios, J. & Díaz, O. (2005). Algas epífitas de Thalassia testudinum en el Parque Nacional Mochima, Venezuela. Boletin del Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas de Venezuela 39(1): 1-14.
Bauersfeld, P., Kifer, R. R., Durrant, N. W. & Sykes, J. E. (1969). Nutrient content of Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 6: 637-645.
Capone, D.G. & Taylor, B.F. (1977). Nitrogen fixation (acetylene reduction) in the phyllosphere of Thalassia testudinum. Marine Biology, Berlin 40: 19-28.
Dawes, C.J. & Tomasko, D.A. (1988). Depth distribution of Thalassia testudinum in two meadows on the west coast of Florida; a difference in effect of light availability. P. S. Z. N. I. Mar. Ecol. 9: 123-130.
Dawes, C.J. (1998). Biomass and photosynthetic responses to irradiance by a shallow and a deep water population of Thalassia testudinum on the west coast of Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science 62(1): 89-96, 1 fig, 4 tables.
Gacia, E. (1999). Leaf dynamics and shoot production of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum in the Indian River lagoon (Florida). Botanica Marina 42: 97-102, 4 figs, 3 tables.
Howarth, J.F. & Durako, M.J. (2013). Variation in pigment content of Thalassia testudinum seedlings in response to changes in salinity and light. Botanica Marina 56(3): 261-273.
Humm, H.J. (1964). Epiphytes of the sea grass, Thalassia testudinum, in Florida. Bull. Mar. Sci. Gulf Car. 14: 306-341.
Mata, J.L. & Cebrián J. (2013). Fungal endophytes of the seagrasses Halodule wrightii and Thalassia testudinum in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Botanica Marina 56(5/6): 541-545.
May-Ku, M.A., Ardisson, P.-L. & Ordonez-Lopez, U. (2010). Morphological variation of Thalassia testudinum in two shallow coastal environments from the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. Botanica Marina 53(5): 449-455.
Nava Olivera, R., Mateo Cid, L.E., Mendoza González, A.C. & García López, D. (2017). Macroalgas, microalgas y cianobacterias epìfitas del pasto marino Thalassia testudinum (Tracheophyta: Alismatales) en Veracruz y Quintana Roo, Atlántico mexicano. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia 52(3): 429-439.
Tomasko, D.A. & Dawes, C.J. (1989). Effects of partial defoliation on remaining intact leaves in the seagrass Thalassia testudinum Banks ex Konig. Botanica Marina 32: .
van Tussenbroek, B.I. (1994). Aspects of the reproductive ecology of Thalassia testudinum in Puerto Morelos reef lagoon, Mexico. Botanica Marina 37: 413-419, 6 figs.
van Tussenbroek, B.I. (1994). The impact of Hurricane Gilbert on the vegetative development of Thalassia testudinum in Puerto Morelos coral reef lagoon, Mexico: a retrospective study. Botanica Marina 37: 421-428, 5 figs, 3 tables.
Vera, B. (1993). Contribución al conocimiento de las macroalgas asociadas a las praderas de Thalassia testudinum König. Acta Bot. Venez. 16: 19-28.
Williams, S.L. (1987). Competition between the seagrasses Thalassia testudinum and Syringodinium filiforme in a Caribbean lagoon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 35: 91-98.
Witz, M.J.A. & Dawes, C.J. (1995). Flowering and short shoot age in three Thalassia testudinum meadows off west-central Florida. Botanica Marina 38: 431-436, 2 figs, 3 tables.

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