Caulerpa tenella Harvey 1855: 564
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Caulerpa taxifolia var. distichophylla (Sonder) Verlaque, Huisman & Procaccini
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 819).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Jongma, D.N., Campo, D., Dattolo, E., D'Esposito, D., Duchi, A., Grewe, P., Huisman, J., Verlaque, M., Yokes, M.B. & Procaccini, G. (2013). Identity and origin of a slender Caulerpa taxifolia strain introduced into the Mediterranean Sea. Botanica Marina 56(1): 27-39.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 16 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 April 2013 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 14 December 2019.