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Sur une espèce japonaise de Chondrus (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta) accidentellement introduite dans l'étang de Thau (France, Méditerranée)
Verlaque, M.; Latala, A. (1996). Sur une espèce japonaise de Chondrus (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta) accidentellement introduite dans l'étang de Thau (France, Méditerranée). Cryptogam., Algol. 17(3): 153-164
In: Cryptogamie. Algologie. ADAC: Paris. ISSN 0181-1568, more
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Keywords
    Chondrus giganteus f. flabellatus Mikami, 1965 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Chondrus giganteus f. flabellatus, espèce introduite, France, Méditerranée

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  • Verlaque, M.
  • Latala, A., more

Abstract
    Probably in 1993 or early 1994, further to illicit importations of oysters (Crassostrea gigas) from North Japan, an asiatic Chondrus, C. giganteus forma flabellatus, has accidentally been introduced in the Mediterranean sea where the genus was hitherto unknown. In september 1995, this alga was common on hard substrates along the north coast of Thau lagoon (Herault, France), and the majority of thalli were in reproduction (tetrasporophytes, male plants and female plants with carpogonial branches and carposporophytes). The Mediterranean specimens are described. The implications of this acclimatization in Thau lagoon and the possible spread of this Chondrus elsewhere in Europe are discussed.

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