Caulerpa taxifolia((Vahl) C. Agardh)


Details
Author:
(Vahl) C. Agardh
Ecofunctional Group:
Benthic Plants
Origin:
Indo-Pacific
First Mediterranean Sighting:
1984
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Rockel, 1986: Libya
Invasive Characteristic:
Yes
Donor Area:
--
Pathway/Vector:
Aquarium trade, ,
Establishement/Success:
invasive
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Synonyms
Taxonomy
Kingdom : Plantae, Phylum : Chlorophyta, Class : Bryopsidophyceae, Order : Bryopsidales, Family : Caulerpaceae,
Distribution
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Spain Baleares unknown West Mediterranean Aranda et al., 1999
Spain unknown 1992 unknown West Mediterranean Aranda et al., 1999
France unknown 1984 established West Mediterranean Klein et al., 2005
Croatia Adriatic 1994 established Adriatic Herakilon, 1998
Italy Ligurian 1992 established West Mediterranean Piazzi et al., 2001
Italy Tyrrhenian established West Mediterranean source not verified
Monaco unknown 1984 established West Mediterranean Meinesz & Hesse, 1991
Tunisia unknown 2000 unknown Central Mediterranean Langar et al., 2000

Distribution Map
Literature
  • Langar, H., A Djellouli, K. Ben Mustapha & A. El Abed. 2000. Premie` re signalisation de Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh en Tunisie. Bul. Instit. Nat. Sci. Tech. Mer (Tunisia) 27: 1–8., ( CMEDTUNUNK-L654 )
  • Cevik C., Yokes M.B, Cavas L., Erkol L.I., Derici O.B., Verlaque M., 2007. First report of Caulerpa taxifolia (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) on the Levantine coast (Turkey, Eastern Mediterranean). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 74 (2007) 549-556., ( EMEDTURLEV-L655 )
  • Aranda A, Mallol J & Solano I. 1999. Presencia del alga Caulerpa racemosa Forsskal J. Agardh (Chlorophyta, caulerpales) en el Mediterraneo iberico. Actas XIII Congreso Nacional Botanica Criptogamica 53., ( WMEDESPBAL-L652 )
  • Aranda A, Mallol J & Solano I. 1999. Presencia del alga Caulerpa racemosa Forsskal J. Agardh (Chlorophyta, caulerpales) en el Mediterraneo iberico. Actas XIII Congreso Nacional Botanica Criptogamica 53., ( WMEDESPUNK-L653 )
  • Klein, J., Ruitton, S., Verlaque, M. & Boudouresque, C.F., 2005. Species introductions, diversity & disturbances in marine macrophyte assemblages of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 290: 79-88, ( WMEDFRAUNK-L648 )
  • Piazzi, L., Ceccherelli, G. & Cinelli, F. (2001). Threat to macroalgal diversity: effects of the introduced green alga Caulerpa racemosa in the Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 210: 149-159., ( WMEDITALIG-L649 )
  • Meinesz A. & Hesse B., 1991. Introduction of the tropical alga Caulerpa taxifolia and its invasion of the Northwestern Mediterranean. Oceanologica Acta, 14: 415-426. (in French), ( WMEDMCOUNK-L651 )