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Rhizoclonium tortuosum (Dillwyn) Kützing

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drawing of Rhizoclonium tortuosum
Synonyms:
Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen
Illustrations:
Blair 1983, p. 200, fig. 12 (photo: habit), fig. 13 (photo: reproductive cell with anisogametes); Kornmann 1972a, p. 21, fig. 16 (photos: vegetative and zoosporangial filaments), p. 22, fig. 17A (zoospores), fig. 17B, C (germlings from zoospores), fig. 17D (gametes); Kornmann and Sahling 1977, p. 39, fig. 13:A, B (photos: habit), C, D (photos: vegetative filaments) Display references
Pacific Coast Distribution:
Alaska (Unalaska Bay, Aleutian Is.: Setchell and Gardner 1903, p. 221, as Chaetomorpha cannabina; to Annette I., Revillagigedo Channel: Saunders 1901, p. 413, as C. cannabina); British Columbia (Felix Bay: Blair 1983, p. 199; Barkley Sound, Vancouver I.: Garbary et al. 1985, p. 43); Washington (San Juan I.: Blair 1983, p. 199; Whidbey I.: Setchell and Gardner 1903, p. 223); Oregon (Coos Bay, Coos Co. to Chetco Cove, Curry Co.: Doty 1947, p. 25); Duxbury Reef, Marin Co., Calif. (Silva 8013 in UC); Land's End, San Francisco, Calif. (Silva 10160 in UC); Moss Beach, San Mateo Co., Calif. (Blair 1983, p. 199); Monterey Peninsula, Calif. (Smith 1944, p. 62); Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., Calif. (Blair 1983, p. 199); San Elijo Lagoon, San Diego Co., Calif. (Hollenberg 1971b, p. 283) Display references
Taxonomy:
Miyaji 1992; Burrows 1991, p. 175; Blair 1983; Patel 1971 Display references
Life History and Morphology:
probably alternation of isomorphic phases, with quadriflagellate zoospores and biflagellate isogametes (Kornmann 1972a); vegetative reproduction predominating in nature (Burrows 1991, pp. 175, 177) Display references
Chromosomes:
Miyaji 1992; Patel 1971; Sinha 1958 Display references
Biology/Ecology:
Lubchenco 1982 Display references

 
J F M A M J J A S O N D
BRITISH
COLUMBIA
Repr                         Uncommon, on various algae, in upper and mid intertidal. Scagel 1957, p. 49. Display references
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COLUMBIA
RIVER
Repr                         Uncommon, entangled with Neorhodomela larix, forming wooly masses in pools. Doty 1947, p. 25. Sanborn and Doty 1947, p. 26. Display references
Ster          xx          
                       
CAPE
ARAGO
Repr                        
Ster                        
                       
CAPE
MENDOCINO
Repr                        
Ster                        
                       
POINT
ARENA
Repr                         Uncommon, entangled with other algae in upper intertidal (Silva 8013 in UC).
Ster        x              
                       
SAN
FRANCISCO
Repr                         Uncommon, entangled in dense stands of Corallina vancouveriensis and Bossiella plumosa in mid intertidal at river mouth; on boulder tops entangled with Mazzaella and Endocladia in long strandy masses. Smith 1944, p. 62. Display references
Ster        xxx        x
                       

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