Specimen Information

Caulerpa prolifera
Caulerpa prolifera
Algae
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1714277
GroupAlgae
GenusCaulerpa
Speciesprolifera
StateCA
CountyOrange
LocalityChina Cove, Newport Bay, subtidal waters
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNewport Bay
HUC8 Number18070204
HUC10 NameNewport Bay-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC10 Number1807020402
HUC12 NameNewport Bay
HUC12 Number180702040201
Map
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Collection Month3
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25610
Author:Calflora
Date:2021
Title:The Calflora Database: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation
Reference 2
Ref. Number:42414
Author:California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fisheries Branch
Date:2023
Title:Invasive Algae – Caulerpa prolifera
Reference 3
Ref. Number:42416
Author:Southern California Caulerpa Action Team
Date:2021
Title:Rapid Response and Eradication Plan for the Invasive Green Alga Caulerpa prolifera in Newport Bay
Publisher:California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Pages:13 pp
CommentsAlga first recorded in 10/2020 during documentary film collection, sample collected in 3/2021, identified by CDFA 4/14/21 by morphology and molecular analysis, removal efforts initiated 6/2021 with goal of eradication. https://www.calflora.org/entry/occdetail.html?seq_num=po201228
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierCalifornia Department of Food and Agriculture
Size200 sq m


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