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Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada

Publication details
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.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulacanthus is Caulacanthus ustulatus (Mertens ex Turner) K├╝tzing.

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

Eponomy
Named for Kintaro Okamura (1867-1935), Japanese phycologist.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada)
Europe: Britain (Brodie et al. 2016), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016).

North America: California (Miller 2012).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990), Korea (Lee 1994, Bae 2010), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov et al. 2016).

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 115), probably by shipping, being first found at Marseille, France in 2004. Polulations in NE Atlantic (Britain and the Channel coast of France) are probably also introduced; it has spread rapidly in Ken in SE England (Tittley 2016). - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Key references
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. [1]-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. [1]-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.

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References
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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. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 June 2017.

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