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Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen, nom. illeg.

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


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Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen
Chaetomorpha capillaris, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland. 08 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Chondriopsis sedifolia (Harvey) Grunow

Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen Chaetomorpha capillaris, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen 1925: 45, fig. 13, nom. illeg.

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1925). Marine algae from the Canary Islands especially Teneriffe and Gran Canaria. I. Chlorophyceae. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddelelser 5(3): 1-123, 49 figs.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetomorpha is Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing

Rhizoclonium capillare Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 787). Type: L 937, 155...45 (Womersley 1984: 178). Notes: Collector: Binder (INA).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), capillary, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Illegitimate: priority for Chaetomorpha capillaris (Linnaeus) S.F.Gray. - (24 Mar 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Included in Chaetomorpha liguistica by Brodie, Maggs & John (2007) and Cormaci et al. (2014). - (24 Mar 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Munda 1979, Ercegovic 1980), Balearic Islands (Gómez Garreta 1983, Ribera Siguán 1983, Ribera Siguán & Gómez Garreta 1985), Corsica (Boudouresque & Perret 1977), Faroe Islands (Irvine 1982), France (Feldmann 1937, Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Greece (Gerloff & Geissler 1974, Haritonidis & Tsekos 1976, Diapoulis, Haritonidis & Koussouris 1986), Ireland (Cullinane 1971, Pybus 1977, Guiry 1978, De Valéra et al. 1979, Maggs 1983), Italy (Giaccone 1969, Feoli & Bressan 1972), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Romania (Caraus 2002), Spain (Ballesteros 1981, Romero Martinengo & Romero Martinengo 1982, Boisset & Barceló 1984, Gallardo et al. 1985, Anadón & Fernández 1986).

Atlantic Islands: Azores (Neto 1994, Tittley & Neto 1994), Canary Islands (Gil-Rodríguez & Afonso-Carrillo 1980), E. Greenland (Pedersen 1976), Madeira (Levring 1974, Neto, Cravo & Haroun 2001).

Africa: Morocco (Dangeard 1949), Nigeria (Lawson & John 1987), South Africa (Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997), Tunisia (Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Quahchi 1987).

Middle East: Egypt (Aleem 1993), Israel (Nemlich & Danin 1964, Einav & Israel 2008, Israel & Einav 2017), Turkey (Güner, Aysel, Sukatar & Öztürk 1985, Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993, Apaydin Yagci & Turna 2002).

South-west Asia: Lebanon (Lakkis 2013).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Kristiansen & Lind 1995, Tien 2007, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Asia: China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov et al. 2015), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1994), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Broady et al. 2012), South Australia (Womersley 1984), Victoria (Womersley 1984).

Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Abbott & Huisman, 2004), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014).

Source of current name
Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.

Key references
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.

Sfriso, A., Wolf, M.A., Moro, I., Sfriso, A.A., Buosi, A. & Verlaque, M. (2018). Rediscovery of a forgotten Mediterranean Chaetomorpha species in the Venice Lagoon (North Adriatic Sea): Chaetomorpha stricta Schiffner (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 39(3): 293-312.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

Created: 14 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 September 2018 by Wendy Guiry

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Reed, R.H. (1989). Osmotic adjustment and organic solute accumulation in Chaetomorpha capillaris. British Phycological Journal 24: 21-37.

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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 19 January 2020.

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