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Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Caulacanthaceae
Genus Catenella

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Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Spiddal, Co. Galway; on pier. 19 Mar 2018. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa, upper intertidal with Pelvetia canaliculata, Ría de Muros, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa, upper intertidal, South of Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal with Hildenbrandia rubra, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal with Pelvetia canaliculata, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
upper intertidal with Elminius, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
France, Brittany, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland. 27 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine Spiddal, Co. Galway; on pier
© M.D. Guiry

Publication details
Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine in Parke & P.S.Dixon 1976: 590

Published in: Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Catenella is Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville.

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

Basionym
Ulva caespitosa Withering

Type information
Type locality: "Side Rocks, Anglesey", Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 280). Holotype: OXF (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 190).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva caespitosa Withering 1776

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Kaliformia opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Stackhouse
Fucus repens Lightfoot 1777
Fucus opuntia Goodenough & Woodward 1797
Clavatula caespitosa Stackhouse 1809
Clavaria caespitosa (Stackhouse) Stackhouse 1816
Chondria opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) C.Agardh 1817
Lomentaria opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Gaillon 1828
Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville 1830
Catenella pinnata Harvey 1853
Catenella repens (Lightfoot) Batters 1902

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine)
English: Creeping Chain weed (Bunker et al. 2010).

Description
Mat of interlaced blackish purple fronds, 20 mm high, irregularly branched, constricted into flattened segments like tiny Prickly Pear cacti, from creeping stolons with discoid attachments.

Habitat
On sheltered shady rocks or soil near high tide level, often beneath Fucus spiralis, generally distributed, abundant.

Similar species
Gelidium pusillum.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus repens Lightfoot)
Europe: Britain (Guiry 1997), Ireland (Tighe 1803).

(as Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville)
Europe: Ireland (Cotton 1912), Spain (Miranda 1931), Turkey (Europe) (Güven & Öztig 1971).

South America: Chile (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919), Galápagos Islands (Ruiz & Ziemmeck 2011), Tierra del Fuego (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919).

Africa: Morocco (Dangeard 1949).

Asia: Japan (Holmes 1896, Segawa 1981).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919).

Subantarctic Islands: Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas (Kylin & Skottsberg 1919).

(as Catenella repens (Lightfoot) Batters)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978), Britain (Newton 1931), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920, Dixon 1961), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Ireland (Adams 1907, Adams 1908, Cullinane 1969, Cullinane 1971), Italy (Giaccone 1969), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Spain (Seoane-Camba 1965), Turkey (Europe) (Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993).

Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Taylor 1960), Iceland (Caram & Jónsson 1972), Madeira (Levring 1974).

North America: Florida (FL) (Taylor 1960).

Central America: Belize (Taylor 1960, Norris & Bucher 1982), Panama (Taylor 1960).

Caribbean Islands: Bahamas (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Cuba (Taylor 1960, Cabrera, Moreira & Suárez 2004), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960), Trinidad (Richardson 1975), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

South America: Brazil (Joly 1957, Taylor 1960, Joly 1965, Oliveira Filho 1977), Galápagos Islands (Taylor 1945).

(as Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine)
Europe: Atlantic France (Burel, Le Duff & Ar Gall 2019), Britain (Dixon & Irvine 1977, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie et al. 2016, Bunker et al. 2017), France (Coppejans & Kling 1995, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), Ireland (Guiry 1977, Guiry 1978, De Valéra et al. 1979, Morton 1994, Guiry 2012, Bunker et al. 2017), Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003, Furnari et al. 2003), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983, Stegenga et al. 1997), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Portugal (Araujo et al. 2005, Araújo et al. 2006, Araújo et al. 2009), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Slovenia (Rindi & Battelli 2005), Spain (Fernández & Niell 1982, Gallardo et al. 1985, Pérez-Cirera 1989, Flores-Moya, Vera-Gonzalez & Conde 1989, Bárbara, Cremades & Pérez-Cirera 1995, Conde et al. 1996, Bárbara & Cremades 1996, Veiga, Cremades & Bárbara 1998, Calvo, Bárbara & Cremades 1999, Veiga Villar 1999, Calvo & Bárbara 2002, Peña & Bárbara 2002, Gorostiaga et al., 2004, Bárbara et al. 2005, Martínez-Gil et al. 2007, Cires Rodriguez & Cuesta Moliner 2010), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016).

Atlantic Islands: Ascension (John et al. 2004, Tsiamis et al. 2017), Azores (Neto 1994, Tittley & Neto 1994, Parente), Bermuda (Schneider 2003), Canary Islands (Gil-Rodríguez & Afonso-Carrillo 1980, Price, John & Lawson 1986, Guadalupe et al. 1995, Haroun et al. 2002, Gil-Rodríguez et al. 2003, John et al. 2004, Anon. 2011, Afonso-Carrillo 2014), Madeira (Neto, Cravo & Haroun 2001, John et al. 2004).

Central America: Belize (Littler & Littler 1997), Costa Rica (Fernández-García et al. 2011), El Salvador (Fernández-García et al. 2011), Guatemala (Fernández-García et al. 2011), Panama (Fernández-García et al. 2011).

Caribbean Islands: Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Cabrera, Moreira & Suárez 2004, Suárez 2005, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014), Martinique (Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Trinidad & Tobago (Duncan & Lee Lum 2006).

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

South America: Colombia (Díaz-Pulido & Díaz-Ruíz 2003), Galápagos Islands (Ruiz & Ziemmeck 2011), Venezuela (Ganesan 1990).

Africa: Angola (John et al. 2004), Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Liberia (John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003, John et al. 2004), Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Mozambique (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Nigeria (Price, John & Lawson 1986, Lawson & John 1987, John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003, John et al. 2004), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Tunisia (Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987), West Africa (Price, John & Lawson 1986).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Goa (Pereira & Almeida 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015, Ganesan, West & Necchi 2018), Pakistan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Turkey (Asia) (Taskin et al. 2008).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015).

South-east Asia: Malaysia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Singapore (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Pham et al. 2011), Thailand (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Pacific Islands: New Caledonia (Payri 2007).

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

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.

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

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.

Thet Htwe Aung [Aung, T.H.] (2018). The genus Catenella Zanardini in Kalegauk Island, Myanmar. International Journal of Advanced Science and Research 3(5): 30-35, 21 figs.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Prud'homme van Reine, W.F., Sluiman, H.J. & Marchand, R.P. (1983). Red algae found on European salt-marshes. II. Catenella caespitosa (Rhabdoniaceae). Aquatic Botany 15: 287-298.
Silva, J., Lezama, N. & Rull Lluch, J. (2010). Mapas de distribución de algas marinas de la Península Ibérica y las Islas Baleares. XXIV: Catenella caespitosa, Caulacanthus ustulatus y Feldmannophycus rayssiae (Caulacanthaceae, Rhodophyta). Distribution maps of marine algae from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. XXIV. Catenella caespitosa, Caulacanthus ustulatus and Feldmannophycus rayssiae (Caulacanthaceae, Rhodophyta) . Botanica Complutensis 34: 89-93.

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