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Cladophora fracta (O.F.Müller ex Vahl) Kützing 1843

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Cladophora fracta (O.F.Müller ex Vahl) Kützing 1843: 263

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophora is Cladophora oligoclona (Kützing) Kützing.

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

Conferva fracta O.F.Müller ex Vahl

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva fracta O.F.Müller ex Vahl 1787
Rothella fracta (Müller ex Vahl) Gallion 1833

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora fracta var. sudetica (Kützing) Wittrock
Conferva funiformis Roth 1797
Conferva flavescens Roth 1798
Conferva crispata var. longissima Roth 1806
Conferva fracta var. prolifera Agardh 1817
Conferva patens var. prolifera (Agardh) Agardh 1824
Conferva patens C.Agardh 1824
Conferva sericea var. elongata C.Agardh 1824
Conferva fracta var. patens (C.Agardh) Kützing 1833
Conferva crispata var. subterrestris Kützing 1833
Cladophora flavescens (Roth) Kützing 1843
Aegagropila agardhii Kützing 1843
Cladophora vitrea Kützing 1843
Cladophora fracta var. prolifera (Agardh) Kützing 1845
Cladophora funiformis (Roth) Kützing 1845
Cladophora patens (Agardh) Kützing 1845
Cladophora fracta var. terrestris Kützing 1845
Cladophora crispata var. vitrea (Kützing) Kützing 1845
Cladophora fracta var. horrida Kützing 1845
Cladophora fracta var. subsimplex Kützing 1845
Cladophora rigidula Kützing 1845
Cladophora sudetica Kützing 1845
Cladophora viadrina Kützing 1845
Conferva crispata var. vitrea (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Conferva rigidula (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Conferva sudetica (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Conferva viadrina (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Cladophora fracta f. prolifera (C.Agardh) Kützing 1849
Cladophora crispata var. thermalis Brügger ex Wartmann & Schenk 1863
Cladophora fracta var. normalis Rabenhorst 1868
Cladophora fracta var. patens (Agardh) Rabenhorst 1868
Cladophora fracta f. horrida (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1868
Cladophora canalicularis var. squarrulosa (Grunow ex Rabenhorst) Rabenhorst 1868
Cladophora fracta var. viadrina (Kützing) Kirchner 1878
Cladophora fracta var. flexuosa Holmes ex Batters 1902
Cladophora fracta f. flavescens (Roth) Collins 1903
Cladophora fracta f. submarina Schiffner 1931

Distributional notes
This is generally regarded as a freshwater species that may extend into slightly branchish waters (Burrows, 1991: 4; John, 2002: 469). Nielsen & Gunnarsson (2001: 92) record this species as being an excluded species for the Faroe Islands.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Cladophora fracta (O.F.Müller ex Vahl) Kützing)
Swedish: Näckhår (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

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Key references
Burova, O.V., Tsarenko, P.M., Kovalenko, O.V., Mikhailyuk, T.I., Petlovany, O.A., Lilitska, G.G. & Bilous, O.P. (2011). Ulvophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 20-61. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G.

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.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hoek, C. van den (1963). Revision of the European species of Cladophora. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-248, 1 fig., 55 pls, 18 maps. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

John, D.M. (2002). Order Cladophorales (=Siphonocladales). In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 468-470. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Chlorophyta multicellulari e fanerogame acquatiche. Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-318, pls 1-94. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Skinner, S. & T.J.Entwisle (2004). Non-marine algae of Australia: 6.Cladophoraceae (Chlorophyta). Telopea 10(3): 731-748, 6 fig.

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