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Caulerpa racemosa f. requienii (Montagne) Weber Bosse 1913

Publication details
Caulerpa racemosa f. requienii (Montagne) Weber Bosse 1913: 109 (as 'var. lamourouxii f. requienii' )

Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. (1913). Liste de algues du Siboga. I. Myxophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Phaeophyceae avec le concours de M. Th. Reinbold. Vol. 59a pp. [1]-186, figs 1-52, pls I-V. Leiden.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulerpa is Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Herpochaeta requienii Montagne

Type information
Type locality: Red Sea (Wynne, Verbruggen & Angel 2009: 295). Type: PC 0124195 (Wynne, Verbruggen & Angel 2009: 295).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with flowers borne in racemes.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Herpochaeta requienii Montagne 1856

Taxonomic notes
See Cormaci, Furnari & Alongi (2014: 223-4) and Belton et al. (2014: 46) with regard to the status of this forma, which remains unresolved. - (10 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Distributional notes
This forma was apparently introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 255) via the Suez Canal, which opened in 1869 being first confirmed from Israel in 1951. It is now found on the Levantine coast, Turkey, Crete and Greece. - (6 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Caulerpa racemosa f. requienii (Montagne) Weber Bosse)
Europe: Greece (Tsiamis & al. ).

Middle East: Cyprus (Verlaque, Boudouresque, Meinesz & Gravez 2000), Israel (Verlaque, Boudouresque, Meinesz & Gravez 2000, Galil 2007 ), Syria (Verlaque, Boudouresque, Meinesz & Gravez 2000), Turkey (Verlaque, Boudouresque, Meinesz & Gravez 2000, Taskin & al. 2008, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

South-west Asia: Lebanon (Bitar & al. 2017 ).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014).

Asia: Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950).

Key references
Belton, G.S., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F., Huisman, J.M., Draisma, S.G.A. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2014). Resolving phenotypic plasticity and species designation in the morphology challenging Caulerpa racemosa-peltata complex (Caulerpaceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 32-54.

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.

Verlaque, M., Durand, C., Huisman, J.M., Boudouresque, C-F., & Le Parco, Y. (2003). On the identity and origin of the Mediterranean invasive Caulerpa racemosa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 38: 325-339.

Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. [1]-362, many photographs and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.

Wynne, M.J., Verbruggen, H. & Angel, D.J. (2009). The recognition of Caulerpa integerrima (Zanardini) comb. et stat. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) from the Red Sea. Phycologia 48(4): 291-301, 13 figs, 2 tables.

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