orinoco (2007)

Aegagropila linnaei


Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Midground, Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: very slow
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Range and localities: 

Europe (widespread); Turkey; Sri Lanka; Japan; Australia: Queensland, South Australia, Victoria; New Zealand1

Height: 3 - 10 cm
Width: 3 - 10 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

Common names: 
  • Marimo

  • Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus
  • Cladophora aegagropila (Linnaeus) Trevisan
  • Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei (Kützing) Rabenhorst
  • Cladophora sauteri (Nees von Esenbeck ex Kützing) Kützing

Habit, plant type:

  • algae
Botanical name [?]: Aegagropila linnaei Kützing

Major group (unranked): Green algae
Order: Cladophorales
Family: Pithophoraceae
Genus: Aegagropila



References and further reading:
  1. Boedeker, C. & al. (2012): Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the Aegagropila clade (Cladophorales, Ulvophyceae), including the description of Aegagropilopsis gen. nov. and Pseudocladophora gen. nov. Journal of Phycology 48(3): 808-825.
  2. Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2012. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 September 2012.
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