Catenella opuntia ( & Woodward) 1830
Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; turf at MHWN
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Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville 1830: lxiii, 166
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Publication date: Feb.-March 1830
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Catenella.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Fucus opuntia Goodenough & Woodward
Type locality: Tenby, Pembroke, Wales (Silva & al. 1996: 281).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Africa: Morocco (Dangeard 1949).
Middle East: Turkey (Güven & Öztig 1971).
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).
Source of current name
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.
Created: 08 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 January 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Gibson, R.J.H. (1892). On the structure and development of the cystocarps of Catenella opuntia, Grev.. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 29: 68-74.
Lestang-Brémond, G. d. (1981). The turn-over of sulphates on the Lambda-Carrageenan of the cell-walls of the red seaweed Gigartinale: Catenella opuntia (Grev.).. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 10: 449-454.
Quillet, M. & Lestang-Brémond, G. d. (1981). The MeCDPS, a carving sulphate's nucleotide of the red seaweed Catenella opuntia (Grev.). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 10: 503-507.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2021.