Eucheuma alvarezii Doty in I.A.Abbott & J.N.Norris 1985: 37, figs 1-6
Published in: Doty, M.S. (1985). Eucheuma alvarezii sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Malaysia. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 37-45. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-011].
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex P.C.Silva
Named for Mr. Vicente Alvarez, a biologist of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources who became the first Manager of Marine Colloids in the Philippines.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Holotype locality: Creagh Reef, south of Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia (Doty 1985: 38). Holotype: 13 October 1978; Growing attached to calcareous solid materials of detrital origin near the channel west of Karindingan Island on Creagh Reef. BISH MSD 28727 (Doty 1985: 38). Notes: Within 0.5 km of this same site, paratype collections were made of similar specimens on 10 July 1979 and 25 October 1979 (distributed to BISH,US).
Source of current name
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].
Zemke-White, W.L. & Ohno, M. (1999). World seaweed utilisation: an end-of-century summary. Journal of Applied Phycology 11: 369-376.
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Azanza-Corrales, R. & Dawes, C.J. (1989). Wound healing in cultured Eucheuma alvarezii var. tambalang Doty. Botanica Marina 32: 229-234.
Dawes, C. J., Trono Jr., G. C. & Lluisma, A. O. (1993). Clonal propagation of Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus alvarezii for Philippine seaweed farms. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 379-383.
Dawes, C.J. (1989). Temperature acclimation in cultured Eucheuma isiforme from Florida and E. alvarezii from the Philippines. Journal of Applied Phycology 1: 59-65.
Dawes, C.J. (1992). Irradiance acclimination of the cultured Phillipine seaweeds, Kappaphycus alvarezii and Eucheuma denticulatum. Botanica Marina 35: 189-195.
Doty, M.S. (1985). Eucheuma alvarezii sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Malaysia. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 37-45. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-011].
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