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Caulerpa megadisca Belton & Gurgel

Classification:
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 megadisca Belton & Gurgel
North Direction Island, Lizard Island group, Queensland, Australia. 07 Sep 2010. Gareth Belton. © Gareth Belton.

Caulerpa megadisca Belton & Gurgel
North Direction Island, Lizard Island group, Queensland, Australia type AD-A90107. 17 Feb 2009. Fred Gurgel. © Fred Gurgel.

Caulerpa megadisca Belton & Gurgel
North Direction Island, Lizard Island group, Queensland, Australia type AD-A90107. 16 May 2011. Fred Gurgel. © Fred Gurgel.

 

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Caulerpa megadisca Belton & Gurgel North Direction Island, Lizard Island group, Queensland, Australia type AD-A90107
© Fred Gurgel

Publication details
Caulerpa megadisca Belton & Gurgel in Belton et al. 2014: 50, fig. 9E

Published in: 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.

Publication date: 2014

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.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
growing over sandy substrata and coral rubble at 5-12 m depth (Belton et al. 2014). - (27 Mar 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: North Direction Island, Lizard Island group, Queensland, Australia (Belton et al. 2014: 50). Holotype: C.F.D. Gurgel and R.R.M. Dixon; 17 February 2009; 11 m depth. AD AD-A90107a (Belton et al. 2014: 50, fig. 9E).

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 December 2019.

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