Caulerpa pickeringii & Bailey
Caulerpa pickeringii Harvey & Bailey 1851: 373
Original publication: Harvey, W.H. & Bailey, J.W. (1851). [Dr. Gould presented, in behalf of Professors W.H. Harvey of Trinity College, Dublin, and J.W. Bailey of West Point, descriptions of seventeen new species of Algae collected by the United States Exploring Expedition...]. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 3: 370-373.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Wilson's Island (Manihi Atoll), Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 850).
Originally described from Manihi atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago (Harvey & Bailey, 1851), C. pickeringii was long considered endemic to French Polynesia. According to Meinesz et al. (1981: 433) and supported by recent observations (N'Yeurt & Payri, in press), records of the species elsewhere (eg. Tanzania, Jaasund, 1976: 19, fig. 40; Fiji, Littler & Littler, 2003: 226) are considered to be misapplied names for C. elongata Weber-van Bosse (1898: 271, pl. xxi, figs 5, 6; syntype localities Indonesia, Tonga) or C. webbiana var. pickeringii (Harvey et Bailey) Eubank (1946: 416; described from Hawai'i). The original material from French Polynesia has both erect branches and stolons densely covered by ramuli, with the stolons totally hidden and having the superficial appearance of terete species of Codium.
Meinesz, A., Jaubert, J. & Denizot, M. (1981). Distribution of the algae belonging to the genus Caulerpa in French Polynesia (atoll of Takapoto and island of Moorea). Proceedings of the Fourth International Coral Reef Symposium, Manila 2: 431-437.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Caulerpa&species=pickeringii
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=Caulerpa&Species=pickeringii
Created: 07 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 May 2006 by Antoine N'Yeurt
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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 12 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:86563