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Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Caulerpaceae
Genus Caulerpa


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Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Barrow Island, Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Bonaire, Caribbean. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Panama. In situ. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Panama. Habit. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Caulerpa sertulariodes. 05 Dec 2004. Peter Skelton. © ORDA and Peter Skelton (skeltonp@bigpond.net.au).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Montebello Islands, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe
Culebra Bay, Papagayo Gulf, North Pacific of Costa Rica; subtidal. Aggressive spreading of C. sertularioides in Costa Rica is crowding out native flora and also overgrowing colonies of the coral Pocillopora spp, disminishing its growth. 28 Oct 2007. Cindy Fernéndez. © Cindy Fernández (cindyfdez@yahoo.com).

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Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.Howe 1905: 576

Published in: Howe, M.A. (1905). Phycological studies - II. New Chlorophyceae, new Rhodophyceae and miscellaneous notes. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 32: 563-586, pls 23-29.
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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.

Fucus sertularioides S.G.Gmelin

Type information
Type locality: "in coralliis americanis" [Tropical America] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 843). Notes: Possibly tropical Atlantic America (Hodgson et al., 2004: 32). Tropical America (Lipkin & Silva, 2002)

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus sertularioides S.G.Gmelin 1768

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus plumaris Forsskål 1775
Caulerpa plumaris (Forsskål) C.Agardh 1823
Corradoria plumaris (Forssk.) Trevisan 1849
Caulerpa sertularioides f. typica Børgesen 1907

Habitat notes
Widespread in tropical waters. Restricted to horizontal surfaces in shallow water (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (23 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Belton, G.S., Huisman, J.M. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2015). Caulerpaceae. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 75-102. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

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.

Famá, P., Wysor, B., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2002). Molecular phylogeny of the genus Caulerpa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta) inferred from chloroplast tufA gene. Journal of Phycology 38: 1040-1050.

Gonzalez Henriquez, N. & Santos Guerra, A. (1983). El genero Caulerpa Lamouroux en Las Islas Canarias. Botanica Macaronesica 11: 3-24.

Hodgson, L.M. Pham Huu Tri, Lewmanomont, K. & McDermid, K.J. (2004). Annotated checklist of species of Caulerpa and Caulerpella (Bryopsidales, Caulerpaceae) from Vietnam, Thailand and the Hawaiian Islands. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.9, pp. 21-38.

Howe, M.A. (1905). Phycological studies - II. New Chlorophyceae, new Rhodophyceae and miscellaneous notes. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 32: 563-586, pls 23-29.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Senerpont Domis, L.N. de, Famà, P., Bartlett, A.J., Prud’homme van Reine, W.F., Espinosa, C.A. & Trono, Jr G.C. (2003). Defining taxon boundaries in members of the morphologically and genetically plastic genus Caulerpa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 39: 1019-1037.

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.

Svedelius, N. (1906). Reports on the marine algae of Ceylon. No. 1. Ecological and systematic studies of the Ceylon species of Caulerpa. Ceylon Marine Biological Laboratory Reports 2(4): 81-144, 51 figs.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanov, T.V. (2012). Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. pp. [1]-376, many col. photographs. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

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Lee, J. & Manhart, J.R. (2003). Three ORF-containing group I introns in chloroplast SSU of Caulerpa sertularioides (Ulvophyceae) and their evolutionary implications. Algae 18(3): 183-190, 6 figs.
Lehman, R.L. & Manhart, J.R. (1997). A preliminary comparison of restriction fragment patterns in the genus Caulerpa (Chlorophyta) and the unique structure of the chloroplast genome of Coulerpa sertularioides. Journal of Phycology 33: 1055-1062, 5 figs, 2 tables.
Mishra, A.K. & Kefford, N.P. (1969). Developmental studies on the coenocytic alga, Caulerpa sertularioides. Journal of Phycology 5: 103-109, 3 figs, 4 tables.
Mishra, A.K. (1969). Fine structure of the growing point of the coenocytic alga, Caulerpa sertularioides. Canadian Journal of Botany 47: 1599-1603.
Scrosati, R (2001). Population dynamics of Caulerpa sertularioides (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from Baja California, Mexico, during El Niño and La Niña years. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 81: 721-726.

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