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Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh 1823

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


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Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
recolectada en la zona Habana- Matanzas, sobre rocas en el arrecife. Foto: Ángel Fernández..

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 15 Aug 2013. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 13 Aug 2013. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
La Manga, Murcia, Spain. 04 Mar 2012. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
Otranto, Italy; elysioid opisthobranch molluscs browsing on a vesicle: they have specialised sap-suckers. Gianni Felicini. © Gianni Felicini (gfelih@alice.it).

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
Otranto, Italy; vesicle in the process of zoospore formation. Gianni Felicini. © Gianni Felicini (gfelih@alice.it).

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
Otranto, Italy. Gianni Felicini. © Gianni Felicini (gfelih@alice.it).

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).


Scagelia corallina (Kjellman) Yoshida

Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh La Manga, Murcia, Spain
© marmenormarmayor.es

Publication details
Valonia utricularis (Roth) C.Agardh 1823: 431

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1823). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [vii-viii], [399]-531. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: early 1823

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Valonia is Valonia aegagropila C.Agardh.

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

Conferva utricularis Roth

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 802).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva utricularis Roth 1797

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Valonia caespitula Zanardini 1843
Valonia incrustans Kützing 1843
Valonia utricularis f. caespitula (Zanardini) Kuckuck 1907
Valonia utricularis f. nana Schiffner 1933

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

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

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

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.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanova, T.V., Titlyanov, E.A., Xia, B. & Bartsch, I. (2012). New records of benthic marine green algae (Chlorophyta) for the island of Hainan (China). Nova Hedwigia 94: 441-470.

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Eggert, A., Burger, E.M. & Breeman, A.M. (2003). Ecotypic differentiation in thermal traits in the tropical to warm-temperate green macrophyte Valonia utricularis. Botanica Marina 46: 69-81.
Eggert, A., Van Hasselt, P.R. & Breeman, A.M. (2003). Differences in thermal acclimation of chloroplast functioning in two ecotypes of Valonia utricularis (Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 38(2): 123-132.
Eggert, A., Visser, R.J.W., Van Hasselt, P.R. & Breeman, A.M. (2006). Differences in acclimation potential of photosynthesis in seven isolates of the tropical to warm temperate macrophyte Valonia utricularis (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45: 546-556.

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