Caulerpa sp. indet. 2

Fassbender, Nico, Stefanoudis, Paris V, Filander, Zoleka Nontlantla, Gendron, Gilberte, Mah, Christopher L, Mattio, Lydiane, Mortimer, Jeanne A, Moura, Carlos J, Samaai, Toufiek, Samimi-Namin, Kaveh, Wagner, Daniel, Walton, Rowana & Woodall, Lucy C, 2021, Reef benthos of Seychelles - A field guide, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 65970-65970 : 65970

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Caulerpa sp. indet. 2


Caulerpa sp. indet. 2


Type status: Other material. Taxon: scientificName: Caulerpa sp. 2; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Chlorophyta; class: Ulvophyceae; order: Bryopsidales; family: Caulerpaceae; genus: Caulerpa; scientificNameAuthorship: Lamouroux, 1809; Location: waterBody: Indian Ocean; country: Seychelles; locality: Astove W 1 ; minimumDepthInMeters: 30 m; maximumDepthInMeters: 30 m; locationRemarks: First Descent: Seychelles Expedition; Identification: identifiedBy: Nico Fassbender, Lydiane Mattio, Jeanne Mortimer, Paris Stefanoudis; dateIdentified: 2019, 2020; identificationRemarks: identified only from imagery; Event: samplingProtocol: Submersible OR Remotely Operated Vehicle OR SCUBA; Record Level: basisOfRecord: Human observation


A green seaweed with creeping stolon and erect fronds with branchlets consisting of a short pedicel ending in a rounded, disc-like to spherical appendage. Stolons are attached to the substratum by bunches of rhizoids. Species of Caulerpa are known for their plastic morphologies, that may vary greatly within the same species and between different environmental conditions (Fig. 3 View Figure 3 ).