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Caulerpa pickeringii Harvey & Bailey 1851

Publication details
Caulerpa pickeringii Harvey & Bailey 1851: 373

Published in: Harvey, W.H. & Bailey, J.W. (1851). [Dr. Gould presented, in behalf of Professors W.H. Harvey of Trinity College, Dublin, and J.W. Bailey of West Point, descriptions of seventeen new species of Algae collected by the United States Exploring Expedition...]. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 3: 370-373.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Caulerpa webbiana var. pickeringii (Harvey & Bailey) Eubank

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

Taxonomic notes
Originally described from Manihi atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago (Harvey & Bailey, 1851), C. pickeringii was long considered endemic to French Polynesia. According to Meinesz et al. (1981: 433) and supported by recent observations (N'Yeurt & Payri, in press), records of the species elsewhere (eg. Tanzania, Jaasund, 1976: 19, fig. 40; Fiji, Littler & Littler, 2003: 226) are considered to be misapplied names for C. elongata Weber-van Bosse (1898: 271, pl. xxi, figs 5, 6; syntype localities Indonesia, Tonga) or C. webbiana var. pickeringii (Harvey et Bailey) Eubank (1946: 416; described from Hawai'i). The original material from French Polynesia has both erect branches and stolons densely covered by ramuli, with the stolons totally hidden and having the superficial appearance of terete species of Codium.

Possibly conspecific with C. webbiana (Draisma et al., 2014: 1028). - (15 Jan 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Wilson’'s Island (Manihi Atoll), Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 850).

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Key references
Draisma, S.G.A., van Reine, W.F.P., Sauvage, T., Belton, G.S., Gurgel, C.F.D., Lim, P.E. & Phang, S.M. (2014). A re-assessment of the infra-generic classification of the genus Caulerpa (Caulerpaceae, Chlorophyta) inferred from a time-calibrated molecular phylogeny. Journal of Phycology 50(6): 1020-1034.

Meinesz, A., Jaubert, J. & Denizot, M. (1981). Distribution of the algae belonging to the genus Caulerpa in French Polynesia (atoll of Takapoto and island of Moorea). Proceedings of the Fourth International Coral Reef Symposium, Manila 2: 431-437.

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.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2020.

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