Wittrockiella paradoxa Wille 1909: 220
Published in: Wille, N. (1909). Algologische Notizen XV. Über Wittrockiella nov. gen. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne 47: 209-225, 4 pls.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Wittrockiella.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Wittrockiella amphibia (Collins) C.Boedeker & G.I.Hansen
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), paradoxical.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a brackish species.
Type locality: S. Norway: bei Lyngör [Lyngør], in brackish water (Silva 1996-to date). Type: supralittoral pool subject to fresh water influence. (Hoek, Ducker & Womersley 1984
Source of current name
Boedeker, C. & Hansen, G.I. (2010). Nuclear rDNA sequences of Wittrockiella amphibia (Collins) comb. nov. (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta) and morphological characterization of the mat-like growth form. Botanica Marina 53(4): 351-356.
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, -238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.
Yoshii, Y., Hanyuda, T., Wakana, I., Miyaji, K., Arai, S., Ueda, K. & Inouye, I. (2004). Carotenoid compositions of Cladophora balls (Aegagropila linnaei) and some members of the Cladophorlaes (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta): their taxonomic and evolutionary implication. Journal of Phycology 40(6): 1170-1177, 3 figs, 3 tables.
Created: 08 September 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 July 2017 by Wendy Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Polderman, P.J.G. (1976). Wittrockiella paradoxa Wille (Cladophoraceae) in n.w. European saltmarshes. Hydrobiol. Bull. 10: 98-103.
South, G.R. (1981). Wittrockiella paradoxa Wille (Chlorophyta, Cladophoraceae), new for the Pacific coast of North America. Syesis 14: 93-95.
South, G.R. (1989). Occurrence of Wittrockiella paradoxa Wille (Chlorophyta, Cladophoraceae) in northeastern North America. Rhodora 91: 235-238.
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 February 2020.