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Cladophora pygmaea Reinke

Publication details
Cladophora pygmaea Reinke 1888: 241

Published in: Reinke, J. (1888). Einige neue braune und grüne algen der Kieler Bucht. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 6: 240-241.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophora is Cladophora oligoclona (Kützing) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lychaete pygmaea (Reinke) M.J.Wynne

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Strand, Kielor Förde, Germany (Hoek 1963: 36). Lectotype: 1887; KIEL in herb. Reinke (Hoek 1963: 36).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Cladophora pygmaea Reinke)
Europe: Baltic Sea (Nielsen et al. 1995, Kontula & Fürhapter 2012), Britain (Irvine 1982, Burrows 1991, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie et al. 2007, Leliart et al. 2009, Brodie et al. 2016), Denmark (Hoek 1963, Leliart et al. 2009), Faroe Islands (Nielsen & Gunnarsson 2001), France (Maggs & Guiry 1981, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), Germany (Hoek 1963, Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Ireland (Maggs 1983, Maggs, Guiry & Rueness 1991, Burrows 1991, Morton 1994, Guiry 2012), Norway (Hoek 1963, Hoek 1963, Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Sweden (Waern 1940, Kylin 1949, Hoek 1963, Hoek 1963).

North America: New Hampshire (Mathieson & Hehre 1986), Washington (Scagel et al. 1989).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

Asia: Korea (Lee & Kang 2001, Lee & Kang 2001).

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (2017). The reinstatement of Lychaete J.Agardh (Ulvophyceae, Cladophoraceae). Notulae Algarum 31: 1-4, 1 fig.

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.

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.

Irvine, D.E.G., Guiry, M.D., Tittley, I. & Russell, G. (1975). New and interesting marine algae from the Shetland Islands. British Phycological Journal 10: 57-71.

Leliaert, F., Boedeker, C., Peña, V., Bunker, F., Verbruggen, H. & de Clerck, O. (2009). Cladophora rhodolithicola sp. nov. (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta), a diminutive species from European maerl beds. European Journal of Phycology 44(2): 155-169, 31 figs, 2 tables.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Created: 06 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 12 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Maggs, C.A. & Guiry, M.D. (1981). Le Cladophora pygmaea Reinke, espèce nouvelle pour les côtes de France. Travaux Station Biologique de Roscoff, Nouvelle Série 27: 11-13.
Waern, M. (1940). Cladophora pygmaea und Leptonema lucifugum an der schwedischen Westküste. Acta Phytogeographica Suecica 13: 1-6, 1 table.
Wilce, R.T. (1970). Cladophora pygmaea Reinke in North America. Journal of Phycology 6: 260-263.

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