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Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing

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

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Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing
lower intertidal, North of Spain, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing
lower intertidal, North of Spain, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing
lower intertidal, North of Spain, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing
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Fucus confervoides Linnaeus

Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing lower intertidal, North of Spain, 2011
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Publication details
Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kützing 1843: 271

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophora is Cladophora oligoclona (Kützing) Kützing.

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

Basionym
Conferva prolifera Roth

Type information
Type locality: "in mare Corsicam" (Roth 1797: 183). Neotype: Miramare, Italy; Hauck; L 937.264.23 (Hoek 1963: 208). Notes: Womersley (1984: 194) gives the following data: Type from the Mediterranean; lost. Neotype fromTrieste , Adriatic Sea, in L, 937, 264...23 (see van den Hoek 1963: 208).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva prolifera Roth 1797
Chloronitum proliferum (Roth) Gallion 1828
Chantransia prolifera (Roth) Chevalier 1836

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora multifida Brand
Bryopsis confervoides Decaisne 1841
Cladophora scoparia Kützing 1845
Conferva scoparia (Kützing) Zanardini 1847
Cladophora prolifera var. confertissima Kützing 1849
Cladophora prolifera var. firma Kützing 1849
Cladophora prolifera var. flaccida Kützing 1849
Apjohnia rugulosa (G.Martens) G.Murray 1891
Cladophora prolifera var. scoparia (Kützing) Schiffner 1931

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Cladophora catenata (C.Agardh) Hauck as a synonym of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

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.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

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.

Hoek, C. van den & Chihara, M. (2000). A taxonomic revision of the species of Cladophora (Chlorophyta) along the coasts of Japan and the Russian Far-east. Natural Science Museum [Tokyo] Monographs 19: 1-242, 100 figs.

Hoek, C. van den (1963). Revision of the European species of Cladophora. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-248, 1 fig., 55 pls, 18 maps. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2003). The marine species of Cladophora (Chlorophyta) from the South African east coast. Nova Hedwigia 76(1-2): 45-82.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2004). Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203.

Norris, J.N. (2010). Marine algae of the Northern Gulf of California: Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 94: i-x, 1-276.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

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.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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References
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Bonotto, S., van der Ben, D. & Dalessandro, G. (1989). Osservazioni morfologiche su Cladophora prolifera (Rothpletz) Kützing raccolta a Porto Cesareo. In: Alghe e loro Utilizzatione Convegno Nazionale. ( Eds), pp. 127-140. Lecce: Camera di Commercio Industria Artigiantoe Agricoltura; Università Degli Studi.
Parenzan, P. (1970). La Cladophora prolifera Kütz. del Golfo di Taranto e possibilità di una sua valorizzazione economica. In: Possibilità di utilizzazione industriale delle alghe in Italia. (C.N.R. Eds), pp. 14-21. Falconara Marittima: Tecnografica.
Schramm, W. & Booth, W. (1981). Mass bloom of the alga Cladophora prolifera in Bermuda: productivity and phosphorus accumulation. Botanica Marina 24: 419-426.

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