Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada 1933: 278 (as 'okamurai' )
Published in: Yamada, Y. (1933). Notes on some Japanese algae, V. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 2(3): 277-285, pls X-XIII.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulacanthus is Caulacanthus ustulatus (Mertens ex Turner) Kützing.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for Kintaro Okamura (1867-1935), Japanese phycologist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 115), probably by shipping, being first found at Marseille, France in 2004. Populations in NE Atlantic (Britain and the Channel coast of France) are probably also introduced; it has spread rapidly in Kent in SE England (Tittley 2016). - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada)
Europe: Atlantic France (Burel, Le Duff & Ar Gall 2019), Britain (Brodie et al. 2016, Bunker et al. 2017 ), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016).
North America: California (CA) (Miller 2012).
Asia: China (Tseng 1984), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986, Lee 1994, Bae 2010), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov et al. 2016).
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Norris, R.E. & Wynne, M.J. (1969 '1968'). Notes on marine algae of Washington and southern British Columbia. III. Syesis 1: 133-146.
Tittley, I. (2016). A new atlas of the seaweeds of Kent. The flora past and present with summaries for Essex, London, Sussex and Pas de Calais. pp. -158, maps, photographs and line drawings. Kent: Kent Field Club.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 22 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 May 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Choi, H.-G., Nam, K.W. & Norton, T.A. (2001). No whirlwind romance: typhoons, temperature and the failure of reproduction in Caulacanthus okamurae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 36: 353-358.
Choi, H.G. & Nam, K.W. (2001). Growth, tetrasporogensis, and life history in culture of Caulacanthus okamurae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Korea. Botanica Marina 44: 315-320.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 June 2019.