RE: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?
From: Nick Zarlinga (njz at
Date: Mon Sep 06 2004 - 09:35:38 CDT

I am sure that it is not all the known species, but check out "Marine Plants
of the Caribbean", by Littler, Littler, Bucher, and Norris. They give pics
and descriptions of several species. I have sertularioides, prolifera,
serrulata, and possibly racemosa all growing together.

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216.661.6500 ext 4485

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Moontanman at
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 11:48 PM
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  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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