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Ulva reticulata Forsskål 1775

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Ulvales
Family Ulvaceae
Genus Ulva

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Ulva reticulata Forsskål
1. Fragment. 2. Surface view of cells. 3. Transverse section. 4. Plants densely overgrowing rope of lobster farm construction (Mot (Island, Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam.. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Ulva reticulata Forsskål
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Ulva reticulata Forsskål
Hawaii; perforations; scale 1 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Ulva reticulata Forsskål
Hsiao-Liuchiu Island, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1992. 4. 23. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

Ulva reticulata Forsskål
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Ulva reticulata Forsskål
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

 

Rytiphlaea corymbosa Kützing

Ulva reticulata Forsskål Hawaii; perforations; scale 1 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Ulva reticulata Forsskål 1775: 187

Published in: Forsskål, P. (1775). Flora Aegyptiaca-Arabica sive descriptiones plantarum, quas per Aegyptum inferiorem et Arabium delicem detexit illustravit Petrus Forskål. Prof. Haun. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. pp. [1]-32, [i]- xxxvi, ... [1]-219, [220, err.], map. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]: ex officina Mölleri.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca Linnaeus.

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

Type information
Syntype localities: "Gomfodae" (Al-Qunfudhah), Saudi Arabia; Mokha, Yemen (Silva & al. 1996: 749). Type: P. Forsskål; C (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 54).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), reticulate, netted, marked with a network (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phycoseris reticulata (Forsskål) Kützing 1849

Distributional notes
Results of studies carried out by O'Kelly et al. (2010) suggest that Ulva populations in tropical and subtropical regions consist of species that are largely unique to these areas, for which the application of names based on types from temperate and boreal European and North American waters is inappropriate. - (1 Sep 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Ulva reticulata Forsskål)
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Venezuela (Ganesan 1990).

Africa: Djibouti (Silva & al. 1996), Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002, Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Ethiopia (Papenfuss 1968), Kenya (Silva & al. 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996, Vieira & al. 2021), Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996), Mozambique (Bandeira, António & Critchley 2001), Somalia (Silva & al. 1996), Sudan (Osman & Mohammed 2016), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Andaman Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Bahrain (Silva & al. 1996), Egypt (Papenfuss 1968), Iran (Sohrabipour & Rabiei 2007, Kokabi & Yousefzadi 2015), Kuwait (Silva & al. 1996), Oman (Wynne 2018), Red Sea (Einav & al. 2021), Saudi Arabia (Papenfuss 1968), Yemen (Papenfuss 1968, Silva & al. 1996).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), India (Silva & al. 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Gupta 2012, Rao & Gupta 2015), Karnataka (Yadav & Palanisamy 2020), Pakistan (Silva & al. 1996), Persian Gulf (Silva & al. 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996, Coppejans & al. 2009).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Silva & al. 1996, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Malaysia (Silva & al. 1996), Myanmar (Burma) (Soe-Htun & al. 2009), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Trono 1997, Shimada et al. 2003, Liao, Belleza & Gerldino 2013, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014, Dumilag et al. 2020), Singapore (Teo & Wee 1983, Silva & al. 1996, Pham & al. 2011), Thailand (Tsutsui & al. 2012), Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Kristiansen & Lind 1995, Abbott, Fisher & McDermid 2002, Tsutsui et al. 2005, Tien 2007, Titlyanov et al. 2011, Titlyanov & Titlyanova 2012, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Asia: China (Liu 2008, Ding & Luan 2013), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov & al. 2015), Japan (Okamura 1936, Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986, Lee & Kang 2001, Bae 2010), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Papua New Guinea (Coppejans & al. 2001), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Hawaiian Islands (Magruder & Hunt 1979, Abbott & Huisman, 2004, Hayden & Waaland 2004, Huisman, Abbott & Smith 2007), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Ant./Subantarctic and islands (Papenfuss 1964).

(as Phycoseris reticulata (Forsskål) Kützing)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Bae, H.B. (2010). Ulotrichales, Ulvales. In: Algal flora of Korea. Volume 1, Number 1. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae: Ulotrichales, Ulvales, Cladophorales, Bryopsidales. Marine green algae. (Bae, E.H., Kim, H.-S., Kwon, C.-J., Hwang, I.-K., Kiim, G.H. & Klochkova, T.A. Eds), pp. 7-52. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Ding, L. & Luan, R. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus IV Chlorophyta No. I Ulotrichales Chaetophorales, Phaeophilales, Ulvales, Acrosiphoniales. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-173, pls I-VI. Beijing: Science Press.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.

O'Kelly, C.J., Kurihara, A., Shipley, T.C. & Sherwood, A.R. (2010). Molecular assessment of Ulva spp. (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Phycology 46(4): 728-735.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Shimada, S., Hiraoka, M., Nabata, S., Lima, M. & Masuda, M. (2003). Molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Japanese Ulva and Enteromorpha (Ulvales, Ulvophyceae), with special reference to the free-floating Ulva. Phycological Research 51(2): 99-108.

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.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanova, T.V. (2012). Morskiye rasteniya stran Aziatsko-Tikhookeanskogo regiona, ikh ispol'zovaniye i kul'tivirovaniye [Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation]. pp. 376, 52 numbered figures, 162 plates. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Zemke-White, W.L. & Ohno, M. (1999). World seaweed utilisation: an end-of-century summary. Journal of Applied Phycology 11: 369-376.

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References
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Msuya F.E. (2007). The effect of stocking density on the performance of the seaweed Ulva reticulata as a biofilter in earthen pond channels, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 6: 65-72.
Msuya, F.E. & Neori, A. (2002). Ulva reticulata and Gracilaria crassa: macroalgae that can biofilter effluent from tidal fishponds in Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 1: 117-216.
Msuya, F.E., Kyewalyanga, M.S. & Salum, D. (2006). The performance of the seaweed Ulva reticulata as a biofilter in a low-tech, gravity generated water flow regime: nutrient uptake rates and efficiencies. Aquaculture 254: 284-292.
Vairappan, C.S. & Suzuki, M. (2000). Dynamics of total surface bacteria and bacterial species counts during desiccation in the Malaysian sea lettuce, Ulva reticulata (Ulvales, Chlorophyta). Phycological Research 48: 55-62.

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