Caulacanthus okamurae 1933
Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada Venice Lagoon; on mussels
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Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada 1933: 278 (as 'Okamurai' )
Published in: Yamada, Y. (1933). Notes on some Japanese algae, V. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 2(3): 277-285, pls X-XIII.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for Kintaro Okamura (1867-1935), Japanese phycologist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 115), probably by shipping, being first found at Marseille, France in 2004. Populations in NE Atlantic (Britain and the Channel coast of France) are probably also introduced; it has spread rapidly in Kent in SE England (Tittley 2016). - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Japan: "from Hokkaido down to Formosa" (Index Nominum Algarum). Lectotype: K.Okamura; Prov. Mikawa; 11.vi.1899; SAP (West & Calumpong 1990: 182). Notes: Prov. Mikawa fide West & Calumpong (1990: 182)
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Bárbara, I., García-Redondo, V., Díaz Tapia, P., García-Fernández, A., Piñeiro-Corbeira, C., Peña,, V., Lugilde, J. & Cremades, J. (2019). Adiciones y correcciones a la flora bentónica marina del Atlántico ibérico norte. Acta Botanica Malacitana 44: [1-10], 8 figs.
Norris, R.E. & Wynne, M.J. (1969 '1968'). Notes on marine algae of Washington and southern British Columbia. III. Syesis 1: 133-146.
Tittley, I. (2016). A new atlas of the seaweeds of Kent. The flora past and present with summaries for Essex, London, Sussex and Pas de Calais. pp. -158, maps, photographs and line drawings. Kent: Kent Field Club.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photographs and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
West, J.A. & Calumpong, H.P. (1990). New records of marine algae from the Philippines. Micronesica 23(2): 181-190.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 22 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Choi, H.-G., Nam, K.W. & Norton, T.A. (2001). No whirlwind romance: typhoons, temperature and the failure of reproduction in Caulacanthus okamurae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 36: 353-358.
Choi, H.G. & Nam, K.W. (2001). Growth, tetrasporogensis, and life history in culture of Caulacanthus okamurae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Korea. Botanica Marina 44: 315-320.
Lee, H.B., Lee, J.W., Choi, H.G., Lee, W.J., Kim, J.I. (2001). Morphology and rbcL sequences of Caulacanthus okamurae Yamada (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Korea. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 16: 25-34, 11 figs, 2 tables. [in Korean]
Petrocelli, A., Wolf, M.A., Cecere, E., Sciuto, K. & Sfriso, A. (2020). Settlement and spreading of the introduced seaweed Caulacanthus okamurae (Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Diversity 12(129): 1-10, 4 figs.
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M.D. 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 25 September 2020.