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Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura 1903

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Cladophoraceae
Genus Chaetomorpha


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Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura
Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California, USA. 07 Sep 2018. © National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.

Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Courtesy Chiba University. Gross morphology..

Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Courtesy Chiba University. Gross morphology..

Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura
Sotogawa-cho, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Courtesy Chiba University. Plants in wild.. Yukihiko Serisawa. © Yukihiko Serisawa (serisawa@scc.u-tokai.ac.jp).


Cladophora crispata (Roth) Kützing

Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be)

Publication details
Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura 1903: 131

Published in: Okamura, K. (1903). Contents of the "Algae Japonicae Exsiccatae" Fasciculus II. Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 17: 129-132.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetomorpha is Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiral (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chaetomorpha clavata var. torta Farlow ex Collins 1909
Chaetomorpha torta (Farlow ex Collins) Yendo 1914

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Nemoto, Chiba Prefecture, Japan (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 767). Type: SAP herb. Okamura Notes: fide isotype in UC

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Key references
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.

Kim, H.-S., Kwon, C.-J. & Hwang, I.-K. (2010). Caldophorales. 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. 55-154. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2004). Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

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Chihara, M. (1958). Studies on the life-history of the green algae in the warm seas around Japan (6): On the life-history of Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura. Journal of Japanese Botany 33(6): 183-189.
Hirayama, T. & Hori, T. (1984). Flagellar apparatus of the quadriflagellate zoospore of Chaetomorpha spiralis Okamura (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta). Botanica Marina 27: 335-344.

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