Caulerpa cylindracea

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© Julien Renoult (iNaturalist)

Caulerpa cylindracea Sonder, 1845

The green macroalgae is considered an invasive species native from Australia that has rapidly spread across the Mediterranean since 1926. It colonises a variety of substrata, and its dominating presence has been found to alter indigenous flora and fauna biodiversity. This algal species has been a key invasive species in the NE Mediterranean and appeared in the Aegean Sea since late 1990’s.

Panayotidis, P., Montesanto, B. (1994). Caulerpa racemosa (Chlorophyta) on the Greek coasts. Cryptogamie-Algologie 15(2): 159-161.

Records of Caulerpa cylindracea

Sites where Caulerpa cylindracea has been recorded in the Hellenic Sea.

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