Enteromorpha ralfsii Harvey 1851: pl. CCLXXXII
Original publication: Harvey, W.H. (1851). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CCCXXIX-CCCLX [319-360]. London: Reeve & Benham.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Ulva ralfsii (Harvey) Le Jolis
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Distribution by country
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Lectotype locality: Bangor, North Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 739). Lectotype: Harvey (1851: pl. CCLXXXII) (epitype) J. Ralfs; (Hayden et al. 2003: 290). Notes: According to Womersley (1984: 154) the type is from Bangor, N. Wales. Bliding (1963: 45) reports that there were no types in TCD; Hayden et al. (2003) found no types in BM and selected as lectotype the illustration mentioned above.
Europe: Adriatic (Giaccone 1978, Gallardo et al. 1993), Belgium (Coppejans 1995), Britain (Newton 1931, Burrows 1991, Hardy & Guiry 2003), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2012), Ireland (Guiry 1978, Burrows 1991, Morton 1994), Italy (Giaccone 1969, Gallardo et al. 1993, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983), Portugal (Ardré 1970).
South-west Asia: Lebanon (Einav 2007).
Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1994, Kraft 2000), New Zealand (Adams 1994), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002), South Australia (Womersley 1984), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).
Pacific Islands: Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003).
Source of synonymy
Hayden, H.S., Blomster, J., Maggs, C.A., Silva, P.C., Stanhope, M.J. & Waaland, J.R. (2003). Linnaeus was right all along: Ulva and Enteromorpha are not distinct genera. European Journal of Phycology 38: 277-294.
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, -238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.
Ding, L. & Luan, R. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus IV Chlorophyta No. I Ulotrichales Chaetophorales, Phaeophilales Ulvales Acrosiphoniales. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-173, pls I-VI. Beijing: Science Press.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Enteromorpha&species=ralfsii
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=Enteromorpha&Species=ralfsii
Created: 06 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 May 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:119353