Re: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?
From: njz (njz at
Date: Fri Sep 03 2004 - 23:19:08 CDT

If you remind me on Monday, I will give you a couple of books which ID them. I know it is not difficult, I just never learned them enough to remember them.

Nick Zarlinga

"If we ignore nature.....maybe it'll go away."

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Moontanman at
  To: nanfa-l at
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 11:47 PM
  Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?

  In a message dated 9/3/04 11:04:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, njz at writes:

    I can never remember which is which. I need to look them up. I have three species, the crinkly, angular "leaf" type, the feathery type, and the flat blade type (I do beleive that is C. prolifera). All three are in the same system and grow together. The rumor that I heard was that is was Jaubert ("founder" of the infamous Jaubert reef system) that accidentally introduced it into the Mediterranean.

    Nick Zarlinga

  Nick, would you happen to have a a list or some sort of book or other reference that lists all known species of caulerpa? I tried to look it up on Google and there is virtually nothing but C. taxafolia for the first twenty pages or more!


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