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Cladophora albida (Nees) Kützing

Annulina albida Nees, 1820:Index [1] [see Silva et al., 1996a:769].

Cladophora albida (Nees) Kützing, 1843:267; León-Tejera et al., 1993:199; González-González, 1993:443; Servière-Zaragoza et al., 1993:481; Silva et al., 1996a:769; González-González et al., 1996:129, 368; Yoshida, 1998:60; Nuñez-López et al., 1998:39; van den Hoek and Chihara, 2000:122, figs. 55–59, 63B,D; Pedroche et al., 2005:40.

Conferva albida Hudson, 1778:595, nom. illeg. [since it is a later homonym of Conferva albida Forsskål, 1775:XII].

Cladophora albida (Hudson) Kützing, 1843:267; Kützing, 1849:400; Kützing, 1854:pl. 15; Collins, 1909b:336; Setchell and Gardner, 1920b:218; Yamada, 1928:fig. 1; Dawson, 1944:209; Söderström, 1955:275, figs. 1–6; Dawson, 1959a:12; Dawson, 1960a:31; Dawson, 1961b:377; Dawson, 1961c:403, pl. 2: figs. 1, 2; Dawson, 1962b:182, fig. 32; van den Hoek, 1963:94, pl. 20: figs. 241–243, pl. 21: figs. 244, 246–257, pl. 22: figs. 258–279, pl. 23: figs. 280–297, pl. 24: figs. 298–316; Söderström, 1963:65, figs. 55–61; Sakai, 1964:30,

figs. 10, 11, pl. 17: fig. 1; Söderström, 1965:173, 181; Abbott and Hollenberg, 1976:104, fig. 62; Devinny, 1978:358; Ortega et al., 1987:79, 90, pl. 16: figs. 72, 73; Schnetter and Bula Meyer, 1982:24, pl. 3: figs. D–F; van den Hoek, 1982:100, pl. 15: figs. 133–137, pl. 16: fig. 144; L. Aguilar-Rosas and Pacheco-Ruíz, 1986:77; Mateo-Cid and Mendoza-González, 1991:27; Stewart, 1991:30; Mendoza-González and Mateo-Cid, 1992:24; León-Tejera et al., 1993:199; Mendoza-González and Mateo-Cid, 1996:75, 87, pl. 25: figs. 111–113; Pacheco-Ruíz and Zertuche-González, 1996a:432; Dreckmann et al., 2006:154; Pacheco-Ruíz et al., 2008:201.

Conferva hamosa Kützing, 1843:267.

Cladophora bertolonii var. hamosa (Kützing) Ardissone, 1887:242; Huerta-Múzquiz and Mendoza-González, 1985:42.

Cladophora magdalenae Harvey, 1851:pl. 355A; Dawson, 1949:230.

Algae small tufts up to 1 cm tall, of delicate filaments with main axes closely and pseudodichotomously branched, mostly 1–2 orders. Branches formed at distal end of cells; usually 1 per cell. Filaments thin, of similar diameter throughout; mostly 20–30(–40) µm in diameter; cells (2–)4–5 times as long as wide. Cells with a reticulate chloroplast and numerous pyrenoids.

HABITAT. On shaded or exposed rocks, also epiphytic on Cladophora microcladioides and epizoic on a parrotfish beak; intertidal to shallow subtidal.

DISTRIBUTION. Gulf of California: Bahía de Los Ángeles to Bahía Kino; Puerto Escondido; Cabo San Lucas. Pacific coast: British Columbia to Chiapas; El Salvador; Colombia; Japan.

TYPE LOCALITY. Isle of Selsey, England.
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Norris, James N. 2010. "Marine algae of the northern Gulf of California : Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae." Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 276-276. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.0081024X.94.276