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Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand 1904

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


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Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Sykes Reef, Queensland. 08 May 2019. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Coral Bay, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 4 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 2 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Hawaii; 3-D character of axes and branches; cells of adjacent filaments can attach via hapteroid cells; scale 150 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Barrow Island, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

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Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand Sykes Reef, Queensland
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Boodlea composita (Harvey) F.Brand 1904: 187, pl. 6: figs 28-35

Published in: Brand, F. (1904). Über die Anheftung der Cladophoraceen und über verschiedene polynesische Formen dieser Familie. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt 18(Abt. 1): 165-193, Plates V, VI.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Boodlea is Boodlea coacta (Dickie) G.Murray & De Toni.

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

Conferva composita Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Cap Malheureux, Mauritius (Harvey 1834: 157). Type: TCD (Yoshida 1998: 81). Notes: According to Leliaert & Coppejans (2004: 202), the holotype (collected by Mrs Telfair s.n.) is in BM. Cap Malheureux is a small fishing village located on the northernmost tip of Mauritius.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva composita Harvey 1834
Cladophora composita (Harvey) Kützing 1849
Aegagropila composita (Harvey) Kützing 1854

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora physarthra Kützing 1863
Boodlea siamensis Reinbold 1901

Taxonomic notes
Thought to consist of at least 13 cryptic species (Leliaert & Coppejans 2007; Leliaert et al. 2009). - (16 Aug 2011) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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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.

Almeida, W.R. de, Alves, A.M., Guimarães, S.M.P. de B. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2012). Cladophorales and Siphonocladales (Chlorophyta) from Bimbarras Island, Todos os Santos Bay, Bahia Stae, Brazil. Iheringia Série Botanica 67(2): 149-164.

Cribb, A.B. (1960). Records of marine algae from south-eastern Queensland V. University of Queensland Papers, Department of Botany 4: 3-31, 9 pls.

Huisman, J.M. & Leliaert, F. (2015). Cladophorales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 32-67. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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.

Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i]-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

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

Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

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.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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Alves, A.M., Gestinari, L.M.S., Andrade, N.A., Almeida, W.R. & Moura, C.W.N. (2012). Boodlea composita (Harv.) F.Brand (Chlorophyta) no litoral nordeste do Brasil1. Acta Botanica Brasilica 26(2): 476-480.
Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2007). Morphological re-assessment of the Boodlea composita-Phyllodictyon anastomosans species complex (Siphonocladales: Chlorophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 20: 161-185.
Vroom, P.S., Asher, J., Braun, C.L., Coccagna, E. Vetter, O.J., Cover, W.A., McCully, K.M., Potts, D.C., Marie, A. & Vanderlip, C. (2009). Macroalgal(Boodlea composita) bloom at Kure and Midway Atolls, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Botanica Marina 52(4): 361-363.
Yoneshigue, Y., Boudouresque, C.-F. & Oliveira Figueiredo, M.A. de (1986). Flora algale marine de la région de Cabo Frio (État de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil). 5. Sur Boodlea composita (Boodleaceae - Chlorophyta), Dictyota pardalis (Dictyotaceae - Phaeophyta) et Lophosiphonia cristata (Rhodomelaceae - Rhodophyta), espèces nouvelles pour la côte Brésilienne. Rickia 13: 17-27.

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