Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei (Kützing) , nom. inval.
Aegagropila linnaei Kützing Surface view of a ball-like structure. Collected from North Ugic Water, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1868: 344, nom. inval.
Published in: Rabenhorst, L. (1868). Flora europaea algarum aquae dulcis et submarinae. Sectio III. Algae chlorophyllophyceas, melanophyceas et rhodophyceas complectens. pp. i-xx, 1-461, 51 figs. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Apud Eduardum Kummerum.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aegagropila linnaei Kützing
Aegagropila linnaei Kützing
Type locality: Sweden (Hoek 1963: 51). Type: L 938/303/280 (Hoek 1963: 51).
Origin of species name
Noun (Greek), a ball of hair or a concretion found in the stomach of the goat and other ruminants.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Invalid: typical variety must bear autonymic epithet [as Cladophora aegagropila [alpha] Linnaei]. - (4 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Hanyuda, T., Wakana, I., Arai, S., Miyaji, K., Watano, Y. & Ueda, K. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships within Cladophorales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) inferred from 18S rRNA gene sequences with special reference to Aegagropila linnaei. Journal of Phycology 38: 564-571.
Created: 15 April 2003 by Elizabeth Moran
Verified by: 04 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Boedeker, C. & Sviridenko, B.F. (2014). Cladophora koktschetavensis from Kazakhstan is a synonym of Aegagropila linnaei (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta) and fills the gap in the disjunct distribution of a widespread genotype. Aquatic Botany 101: 64-68, 1 fig.
Yoshii, Y., Hanyuda, T., Wakana, I., Miyaji, K., Arai, S., Ueda, K. & Inouye, I. (2004). Carotenoid compositions of Cladophora balls (Aegagropila linnaei) and some members of the Cladophorlaes (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta): their taxonomic and evolutionary implication. Journal of Phycology 40(6): 1170-1177, 3 figs, 3 tables.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 November 2019.