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Kappaphycus cottonii (Weber Bosse) Doty ex H.D.Nguyen & Q.N.Huyn 1995

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Solieriaceae
Genus Kappaphycus

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Publication details
Kappaphycus cottonii (Weber Bosse) Doty ex H.D.Nguyen & Q.N.Huyn 1995: 234

Published in: Nguyen, H.D. & Huynh, Q.N. (1995). Species of Eucheuma and Kappaphycus in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 229-235. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Kappaphycus is Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) L.M.Liao.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Eucheuma cottonii Weber Bosse

Type information
Lectotype locality: Saya de Malha in the Indian Ocean north of Mauritius (Doty 1988: 177). Lectotype: Stanley Gardiner; In 26 fathoms of water. Leiden Herbarium 938.316-220 (Doty 1988: 177). Notes: An isotype is deposited in the British Museum.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Eucheuma okamurae Yamada 1936

Taxonomic notes
Unfortunately, "Cottonii" is a trade name that is generally accepted to apply to Kappaphycus alvarezii. Wild plants of Kappaphycus cottonii sequenced by Zuccarello et al. (2007) were found to represent a species separate from cultivated K. alvarezii and K. stiriatum. - (5 Aug 2011) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].

Liao, L.M. (1996). Validation of names transferred to Kappaphycus Doty from Eucheuma J. Agardh (Rhodophyta: Solieriaceae). The Philippine Journal of Science 125(2): 158-160, no figs.

Nguyen, H.D. & Huynh, Q.N. (1995). Species of Eucheuma and Kappaphycus in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 229-235. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Pham Huu Tri (2002). Morphological variability of Kappaphycus cottonii in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 247-255. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Zuccarello, G.C., Critchley, A.T., Smith, J., Sieber, V., Bleicher Lhonneur, G. & West, J.A. (2007). Systematics and genetic variation in commercial Kappaphycus and Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 18: 417-425.

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References
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Ask, E.I., Ledua, E., Batibasaga, A. & Mario, S. (2003). Developing the cottonii (Kappaphycus alvarezii) cultivation industry in the Fiji Islands. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 17: 81-86.
Pham Huu Tri (2002). Morphological variability of Kappaphycus cottonii in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 247-255. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

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