: Caulerpa taxifolia
: (M.Vahl) C.Agardh, 1817
: 144476
Species Taxonomy
: Caulerpaceae
: Bryopsidales
: Ulvophyceae
: Chlorophyta
Species Data from AquaNIS
Sequence analysis (rDNA ITS region) and DNA ļ¬ngerprints of invasive, aquarium and natural worldwide strains of C. taxifolia, and sequence analysis of 16S rDNA of bacteria associated with C. taxifolia, revealed that the California strains are identical to those found in the Mediterranean and in many aquaria, and are very similar to those collected from Australia (Jousson et al. 2000; Wiedenmann et al. 2001; Meusnier et al. 2001).
: Not entered
: Not entered
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known measurable environmental impact? Yes
Comments: Habitat change and causing sublethal effects on native species (Gribben and Wright 2006).
References: AquaNIS. Editorial Board, 2015. Information system on Aquatic Non-Indigenous and Cryptogenic Species. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.corpi.ku.lt/databases/aquanis. Version 2.36+. Accessed 2021-07-23. Gribben, P.E., Wright, J.T. 2006. Sublethal effects on reproduction in native fauna: are females more vulnerable to biological invasion? Oecologia, 149: 352-361.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.