Specimen Information

Caulerpa prolifera
Caulerpa prolifera
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1714277
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
Collection Month3
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25610
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
Title:Invasive Algae – Caulerpa prolifera
Reference 3
Ref. Number:42416
Author:Southern California Caulerpa Action Team
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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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/24/2024].

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