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Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville 1830

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Tilopteridales
Family Cutleriaceae
Genus Cutleria


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Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville
microscope, apex, Ría de Arousa, 2011. 24 Oct 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville
microscope, female gametengia, Ría de Arousa, 2011. 24 Oct 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville
Crumstone, Farne Islands, England; crustose sporophytes from on rock 4 m below chart datum. 05 Sep 2011. Francis Bunker. © Francis Bunker.

Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville
Spain, Galicia, Ría de Ares, 2009, female gametangia. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville
Spain, Galicia, Ría de Ares, 2009, female gametangia. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville
Spain, Galicia, Ría de Ares, 2009, female plant. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


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Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville Spain, Galicia, Ría de Ares, 2009, female plant
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville 1830: xliv, 60, pl. 10

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Cutleria.

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

Ulva multifida Turner

Type information
Type locality: Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (Silva & al. 1996: 616). Type: Turner; (Index Nominum Algarum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cleft into many parts (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva multifida Turner 1801

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota penicillata J.V.Lamouroux 1809
Zonaria multifida C.Agardh 1820
Zonaria parvula Greville 1828
Padina reptans P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1833
Cutleria laciniata (J.V.Lamouroux) Meneghini 1842
Aglaozonia parvula (Greville) Zanardini 1843
Padina parvula (Greville) Zanardini 1843
Padinella parvula (Greville) Areschoug 1843
Cutleria dichotoma Kützing 1843
Aglaozonia reptans (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Kützing 1849
Zonaria reptans (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1852
Cutleria multifida var. dichotoma (Kützing) Frauenfeld 1854
Cutleria multifida f. angustifrons Holmes & Batters 1890
Cutleria multifida var. confervoides Kuckuck 1894

Nomenclatural notes
See Wynne (2003) regarding the history of the name Ulva multifida and the correct citation of the binomial Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville, which is usually cited as Cutleria multifida (J.E. Smith) Greville (e.g., Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 616)).

Taskin et al. (2008:62) cite (Smith) Greville as the authority. - (22 May 2008) - Wendy Guiry

Cutleria multifida (Sm.) Greville [Kornmann & Sahling,1994]. - (27 Nov 2019) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Collected in maërl beds and gravel, more abundant on dead shells, occasionally on living and dead maërl and pebbles; depth range; 1-18 m (Peña & Bárbara 2010). - (4 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Cutleria multifida (Turner) Greville)
English: Cutler's Many Cleft Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

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Key references
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.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. [1]-215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Peña,V. & Bárbara, I. (2010). New records of crustose seaweeds associated with subtidal maërl beds and gravel bottoms in Galicia (NW Spain). Botanica marina 53: 41-62.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Santelices, B., Ramírez, M.E. & Abbott, I.A. (1989). A new species and new records of marine algae from Chile. British Phycological Journal 24: 73-82.

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Ochrophyta (Phaeophyceae e Xanthophyceae). Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-234, pls 1-51. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. [1]-484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

Wynne, M.J. (2003). The original author of Ulva multifida is Dawson Turner (1801) not J.E. Smith (1808) (Notas Breves). Anales Jardín Botánico de Madrid 60: 453-454.

Zanardini, G. (1868). Scelta di Ficee nuove o più rare del mare Adriatico. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 14: 179-216, pls LXV-LXXII, B.

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Kuckuck, P. (1899). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen. 9. Über den Generationswechsel von Cutleria multifida (engl. Bot.) Grev.. Helgoländer Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 3: 95-117.

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