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Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Siphonocladaceae
Genus Boergesenia


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Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 0.5 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 0.5 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Nth Turtle Island, off Port Hedland, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Barrow Island, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann


Publication details
Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann 1938: 1503

Published in: Feldmann, J. (1938). Sur un nouveau genre de Siphonocladacées. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences. Paris. 206: 1503-1504.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Boergesenia.

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

Valonia forbesii Harvey

Type information
Syntype localities: "Loo Choo Islands. (Also Ceylon.)" [Ryukyu-retto, Japan; Sri Lanka] (Harvey 1860: 333). Type: C. Wright; TCD (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 57). Notes: Syntype localities: Ryukyu-retto, Japan; Sri Lanka (Silva et al 1996). Kotosho (Hung-t'ou), Taiwan; Harv. Alg. Ceylon Exsicc. no. 95, TCD.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Valonia forbesii Harvey 1860
Pseudovalonia forbesii (Harvey) Iyengar 1938

Habitat notes
Lower intertidal (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (17 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Valonia forbesii Harvey)
South-west Asia: Sri Lanka (Børgesen 1936).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Pacific Islands: Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950).

(as Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann)
Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico (Ballantine, Ruiz & Aponte 2009, Ballantine et al. 2011).

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

Africa: Egypt (Papenfuss 1968, Leliaert & Coppejans 2004, Issa et al. 2014), Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002, Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Mauritius (Børgesen 1948, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Somalia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Leliaert et al. 2003 , Leliaert & Coppejans 2004, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Aldabra Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Andaman Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Laccadive Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Maldives (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Réunion (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Gupta 2012, Rao & Gupta 2015), Oman (Wynne & Jupp 1998), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Coppejans et al. 2009).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984, Liu 2008, Titlyanov et al. 2011 ), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014), Japan (Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Ballantine et al. 2011, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Huang 2000, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012, Anon. 2012), Yonaguni Island (Titlyanov et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Myanmar (Burma) (Soe-Htun et al. 2009), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Liao, Belleza & Gerldino 2013, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Singapore (Pham et al. 2011), Thailand (Coppejans et al. 2011, Tsutsui et al. 2012), Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Tien 2007, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Lewis 1987), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1994, Huisman 2000), Papua New Guinea (Coppejans et al. 2001, Leliaert & Coppejans 2004), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Cribb 1996, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman 2000, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Huisman et al. 2009, Huisman & Verbruggen 2015).

Pacific Islands: American Samoa (Skelton et al. 2004), Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Tsuda 2006), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Marshall Islands (Dawson 1957), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Republic of Palau (Ohba et al 2007), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

(as Pseudovalonia forbesii (Harvey) Iyengar)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Ballantine D.L., Ohba, H., Lozada-Troche, C. & Ruiz, H. (2011). Boergesenia parvula sp. nov. (Siphonocladales) from the Tropical Westertn Atlantic. Cryptogamie Algologie 32(4): 327-336.

Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Aponte, N.E. (2009). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. IX. Additions to the flora including reports of three species for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean. Botanica Marina 52(3): 229-235, 13 figs.

Huisman, J.M. & Leliaert, F. (2015). Cladophorales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 32-67. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Created: 08 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 July 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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Enomoto, S. & Hirose, H. (1972). Culture studies on artifically induced aplanospores and their development in the marine alga Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann (Chlorophyceae, Siphonocladales). Phycologia 11: 119-122.
Itoh, T., Legge, R.L., Brown, R. & Malcolm, Jr (1986). The effects of selected inhibitors on cellulose microfibril assembly in Boergesenia forbesii (Chlorophyta) protoplasts. Journal of Phycology 22: 224-233.
Mizuta, S. & Harada, T. (1991). Formation of cellulose microfibrils on an isolated plasma membrane of the coenocytic green alga, Boergesenia forbesii. Botanica Marina 34: 411-415, 8 figs.
Mizuta, S. (1985). Evidence for the regulation of the shift in cellulose microfibril orientation in freeze-fractured plasma membrane of Boergesenia forbesii. Plant Cell Physiology 26: 53-62.
Motomura, T. (1996). Cell cycle analysis in a multinucleate green alga, Boergesenia forbesii (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Phycological Research 44(1): 11-17.
Motomura, T., Nagasato, C., Komeda, Y. & Okuda, K. (2001). Transient localization of gamma-tubulin around the centrioles in the nuclear division of Boergesenia forbesii (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 37: 783-792.
Patel, R.J. & Gajaria, S.C. (1978). Some observation on Boergesenia forbesii (Harv.) Feldm. from Gujarat, India. In: Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Indian Science Congress, Ahmedabad, 1978. Part III. Abstracts. Group C. ( Eds), pp. p 6. Calcutta:
Singh, S.J. & Chowdary, Y.B.K. (1975). Cytological observations on the material of Boergesenia forbesii (Harv.) Feldmann from the south and west coast of India. Hydrobiologia 47: 469-474, 7 figs, 1 table.

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