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Caulerpa macrodisca Decaisne

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 macrodisca Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Caulerpa macrodisca Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Caulerpa macrodisca Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep. 07 Dec 2004. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Caulerpa macrodisca Decaisne
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep. 22 Nov 2002. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

 

Kallymenia rosacea (J.Agardh) J.Agardh

Caulerpa macrodisca Decaisne Palau Islands, West Pacific, 30 m deep
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Caulerpa macrodisca Decaisne 1842: 336

Published in: Decaisne, J. (1842). Essais sur une classification des algues et des polypiers calcifères de Lamouroux. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde Série 17: 297-380, [pls 14-17].
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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.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ahnfeldtia macrodisca (Decaisne) Trevisan 1849
Chauvinia macrodisca (Decaisne) Kützing 1849
Caulerpa peltata var. macrodisca (Decaisne) Weber Bosse 1898
Caulerpa racemosa var. macrodisca (Decaisne) Weber Bosse 1898

Distributional notes
Central Indo-Pacific (Belton et al. 2014). - (27 Mar 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Iles Anambas [Anambas Islands, Indonesia] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 831). Type: Baume, surgeon on board "La Favorite"; PC? Notes: Lectotype illustration: Decaisne [1846 (1846-1864), pl. 1, fig. 1], designated by Price (2011: 190) (Belton et al., 2014: 50).

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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.

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.

Price, I.R. (2011). A taxonomic revision of the marine green algal genera Caulerpa and Caulerpella (Chlorophyta, Caulerpaceae) in northern (tropical and subtropical) Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 24(3): 137-213.

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