San Diego Phycology

Marine Algae & Sea Grasses of San Diego County

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[ ] : Taxa excluded from San Diego at this time
** : Taxa not treated in MAC

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CHLOROPHYTA

 

Ulvellaceae

Entocladia cingens
Pilinella californica
Ulvella applanata
Ulvella setchellii

 

Monostromataceae

Former name: Monostroma oxyspermum (Kutzing) M.S. Doty
Current name: Gayralia oxysperma (Kutzing) R.F. Scagel et al.

 

Ulvaceae

Chloropelta caespitosa
Former name: Enteromorpha spp.
Current name: Ulva spp.
Ulva californica
Former name: Ulva dactylifera Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Current name: Ulva taeniata (Setchell) Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Ulva expansa
Ulva rigida

 

Cladophoraceae

Chaetomorpha californica
Chaetomorpha linnum, C. aerea
Chaetomorpha spiralis
Cladophora albida
Cladophora columbiana
Cladophora graminea
Cladophora microcladioides 
Cladophora sericea, C. stimpsonii
Lola lubrica
Rhizoclonium riparium 

 

Codiolaceae

[Urospora sp.]

 

Bryopsidaceae

Bryopsis corticulans
Bryopsis hypnoides
Former name: Bryopsis pennatula J. Agardh
Current name: Bryopsis pennata var. minor J. Agardh
Former name: Halicystis ovalis (Lyngbye) J.E. Areschoug
Current name: Derbesia marina (Lyngbye) Solier

 

Codiaceae

Former name: Codium cuneatum Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Current name: Codium dawsonii P.C. Silva (ined.)
Former name: Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot
Current name: Codium fragile subsp. californicum (J. Agardh) Maggs
Codium johnstonei
Codium setchellii, C. hubbsii 

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PHAEOPHYTA

Ectocarpaceae

Former name: Ectocarpus parvus (D.A. Saunders) G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Ectocarpus commensalis Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Former name: Feldmannia cylindrica (D.A. Saunders) G.J. Hollenberg & I.A. Abbott
Current name: Feldmannia paradoxa  var. cylindrica (D.A. Saunders) H.S. Kim & I.K. Lee
Former name: Feldmannia globifera (Kutzing) G. Hamel
Current name: Feldmannia paradoxa (Montagne) G. Hamel
Feldmannia hemispherica
Feldmannia irregularis
Hincksia granulosa
Hincksia mitchelliae
Hincksia sandriana
Hincksia saundersii
Streblonema investiens

 

Myrionemataceae

**Chilionema ocellatum

 

Ralfsiaceae

Diplura simulans
Endoplura aurea
Hapalospongidion gelatinosum
Hapterophycus canaliculatus
Former name: Pseudolithoderma nigra G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Pseudolithoderma nigrum G.J. Hollenberg
Ralfsia confusa
Ralfsia hesperia
Ralfsia integra
Ralfsia pacifica

 

Leathesiaceae

Former name: Leathesia difformis (Linnaeus) J.E. Areschoug
Current name: Leathesia marina (Lyngbye) Desaisne
Petrospongium rugosum

 

Chordariaceae

Haplogloia andersonii
Tinocladia crassa

 

Cutleriaceae

**Cutleria cylindrica

 

Coilodesmaceae

Coilodesme californica
Coilodesme rigida

 

Scytosiphonaceae

Colpomenia peregrina
Colpomenia sinuosa
Colpomenia tuberculata
Endarachne binghamiae
Hydroclathrus clathratus
Petalonia fascia
Scytosiphon dotyi
Former name: Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) J. Agardh
Current name: Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) Link

 

Dictyotaceae

Dictyopteris undulata
Dictyota binghamiae
Dictyota flabellata
Former name: Pachydictyon coriaceum (Holmes) Okamura
Current name: Dictyota coriacea (Holmes) Hwang, H.S. Kim & W.J. Lee
Taonia lennebackerae

Zonaria farlowii

 

Sphacelariaceae

Sphacelaria californica
Sphacelaria didichotoma
Sphacelaria rigidula

 

Desmarestiaceae

Former name: Desmarestia ligulata var. firma (C. Agardh) J. Agardh
Current name: Desmarestia tabacoides Okamura
Former name: Desmarestia ligulata var. ligulata (Lightfoot) Lamouroux
Current name: Desmarestia munda Setchell & N.L. Gardner

 

Laminariaceae

Agarum fimbriatum
Laminaria farlowii
[Laminaria setchelli]

 

Alariaceae

Egregia menziesii
Eisenia arborea
Pterygophora californica

 

Lessoniaceae

Former name: Dictyoneuropsis reticulata (D.A. Saunders) G.M. Smith
Current name: Dictyoneurum reticulatum (D.A. Saunders) P.C. Silva in Pedroche et al.
Macrocystis pyrifera
Pelagophycus porra

 

Fucaceae

Hesperophycus californicus
Former name: Pelvetia fastigiata (J. Agardh) De Toni
Current name: Silvetia compressa (J. Agardh) Serrao, T.O. Cho, Boo & Brawley

 

Cystoseiraceae

Former name: Cystoseira osmundacea (Turner) C. Agardh
Current name: Stephanocystis osmundacea (Turner) Trevisan
Former name: Cystoseira setchellii N.L. Gardner
Current name: Stephanocystis setchellii (Gardner) Draisma, Ballesteros, Rousseau, & Thibaut
Halidrys dioica

 

Sargassaceae

Sargassum agardhianum
Sargassum muticum
Sargassum palmeri

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RHODOPHYTA

Faucheaceae

Leptofauchea pacifica

 

Stylonemataceae

Chroodactylon ornatum
Stylonema alsidii

 

Erythrotrichiaceae

Former name: Erythrocladia subintegra J.L.A.K. Rosenvinge
Current name: Sahlingia subintegra (J.L.A.K. Rosenvinge) Kornmann
Erythrotrichia spp.
Smithora naiadum

 

Bangiaceae

Bangia vermicularis
Former name: Porphyra  perforata J. Agardh
Current name: Pyropia perforata (J. Agardh) S.C. Lindstrom
Porphyrella californica

 

Acrochaetiaceae

Audouinella complex
Rhodochorton purpureum

 

Nemaliaceae

Former name: Nemalion helminthoides (Velley) Batters
Current name: Nemalion elminthoides (Velley) Batters


Helminthocladiaceae

Cumagloia andersonii
Helminthocladia australis
Helminthora stricta

Liagora californica

 

Galaxauraceae

Scinaia confusa
Scinaia johnstoniae

Scinaia snyderae

 

Bonnemaisoniaceae

Asparagopsis taxiformis
Bonnemaisonia hamifera

 

Gelidiaceae

Gelidium arborescens
Gelidium coulteri
Gelidium nudifrons
Gelidium purpurascens
Gelidium pusillum

Gelidium robustum
Gelidium spp.
Former name: Pterocladia caloglossoides (M.A. Howe) E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Pterocladiella caloglossoides (M.A. Howe) Santelices
Former name: Pterocladia capillacea (S.G. Gmelin) Bornet
Current name: Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G. Gmelin) Santelices & M.H. Hommersand
Pterocladia media

 

Dumontiaceae

Farlowia mollis
Farlowia conferta
Leptocladia binghamiae
Pikea californica
Pikea robusta
Weeksia digitata

 

Peyssonneliaceae

Former name: Cruoriopsis aestuarii G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Gloiosiphonia californica (Farlow) J. Agardh
Peyssonnelia profunda
Former name: Peyssonelia rubra var. orientalis Weber-van Bosse
Current name: Peyssonnelia orientalis (Weber-van Bosse) Cormaci & Furnari
Pulvinia epiphytica
Former name: Rhodophysema elegans var. polystromatica (Batters) P.S. Dixon
Current name: Rhodophysema minus G.J. Hollenberg & I.A. Abbott
Rhodophysema minus

 

Hildenbrandiaceae

Hildenbrandia dawsonii
Hildenbrandia occidentalis

Former name: Hildenbrandia protoypus Nardo
Current name: Hildenbrandia rubra (Sommerfelt) Meneghini

 

Corallinaceae (crustose taxa)

Choreonema thuretii
Fosliella paschalis

Former name: Heteroderma nicholsii Setchell & Mason
Current name: Pneophyllum nicholsii (Setchell & Mason) P.C. Silva & P.W. Gabrielson
Former name: Hydrolithon decipiens (Foslie) Adey
Current name: Pseudolithophyllum decipiens (Foslie) Steneck & Paine
Lithophyllum (spp.)
Lithothamnion (spp.)
Melobesia marginata
Melobesia mediocris
Mesophyllum lamellatum
Neogoniolithon setchellii
Former name: Neopolyporolithon reclinatum (Foslie) Adey & H.@. Johansen
Current name: Clathromorphum reclinatum (Foslie) Adey
Pseudolithophyllum neofarlowii
Tenarea (spp.)

 

Corallinaceae (articulated, erect taxa)

Amphiroa beauvoisii
Bossiella californica
ssp. californica
Former name: Bossiella californica ssp. schmittii (Manza) H.W. Johansen
Current name: Bossiella schmittii (Manza) H.W. Johansen
Bossiella chiloensis
Bossiella orbigniana
Bossiella plumosa
Calliarthron cheilosporiodes
Calliarthron tuberculosum
Corallina frondescens

Former name: Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Decaisne) Kutzing
Current name: Corallina chilensis Decaisne
Corallina pinnatifolia
Corallina polysticha
Corallina vancouveriensis
Former name: Haliptylon gracile (Lamouroux) H.W. Johansen
Current name: Haliptilon roseum (Lamarck) D.J. Garbary & H.W. Johansen
Jania adhaerens, J. tenella
Former name: Jania crassa Lamouroux
Current name: Jania verrucosa Lamouroux
Lithothrix aspergillum
Jania spp.

 

Encocladiaceae

Gloiopeltis spp.
Former name: Endocladia muricata (Postels & Ruprecht) J. Agardh
Current name: Endocladia muricata (Endlicher) J. Agardh

 

Halymeniaceae

Carpopeltis bushiae
Cryptonemia angustata
Cryptonemia borealis
Cryptonemia obovata

Former name: Cryptonemia ovalifolia
Current name: Isabbottia ovalifolia (Kylin) Balakrishnan
Dermocorynus occidentalis
Grateloupia prolongata, G. doryphora
Halymenia californica
Halymenia gardneri
Halymenia hollenbergii
“Lobocolax”
Former name: Prionitis angusta (Harvey) Okamura
Current name: Prionitis linearis KylinPrionitis australis, P. cornea, P linearis
Former name: Prionitis cornea (Okamura) E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Not in California
Prionitis lanceolata

 

Kallymeniaceae

Callocolax fungiformis
Former name: Callophyllis firma (Kylin) R.E. Norris
Current name: Salishia firma (Kylin) B.E. Clarkston & G.W. Saunders
Callophyllis flabellulata
Callophyllis thompsonii
Callophyllis violacea
Kallymenia pacifica

 

Choreocolacaceae

Gelidiocolax microsphaerica
Leachiella pacifica

 

Cruoriaceae

Former name: Cruoria profunda E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin
Former name: Haematocelis rubens J. Agardh
Current name: Schizymenia dubyi (Chauvin ex Duby) J. Agardh
Haematocelis zonalis

 

Nemastomataceae

Former name: Schizymenia dawsonii I.A. Abbott
Current name: Sebdenia dawsonii (I.A. Abbott) G.I. Hansen
Former name: Schizymenia epiphytica (Setchell & Lawson) G.M. Smith & G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Peyssonneliopsis epiphytica Setchell & Lawson
Schizymenia pacifica

 

Solieriaceae

Gardneriella tuberifera
Opuntiella californica
Reticulobotrys catalinae
Sarcodiotheca furcata
Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii

 

Hypneaceae

Hypnea johnstonii
Hypnea valentiae
var. gardneri
Hypnea valentiae
var. valentiae
Hypnea variabilis

 

Plocamiaceae

Plocamiocolax pulvinata
Former name: Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S. Dixon
Current name: Plocamium pacificum Kylin
Plocaminum violaceum

 

Gracilariaceae

Gracilaria lemaneiformis
Gracilaria pacifica
Gracilaria papenfussii
Gracilariophila gardneri

 

Phyllophoraceae

Ahnfeltia fastigiata
Former name: Ahnfeltia gigartinoides J. Agardh
Current name: Agnfeltiopsis gigartinoides (J. Agardh) P.C. Silva & T.C. DeCew
Former name: Gymnogongrus platyphyllus N.L. Gardner
Current name: Gymnogongrus chiton (M.A. Howe) P.C. Silva & T.C. DeCew
Former name: Gymnogongrus leptophyllus J. Agardh
Current name: Ahnfeltiopsis leptophylla (J. Agardh) P.C. Silva & T.C. DeCew
Ozophora clevelandii
Petroglossum parvum

Former name: Stenogramme interrupta (C. Agardh) Montagne
Current name: Stenogramma californica Harvey

 

Gigartinaceae

Former name: Gigartina canaliculata  Harvey
Current name: Chondracanthus canaliculatus (Harvey) M. Guiry
Former name: Gigartina exasperata Harvey & Bailey
Current name: Chondracanthus exasperatus (Harvey & Bailey) J.R. Hughey
Former name: Gigartina harveyana (Kutzing) Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Current name: Chondracanthus harveyanus (Kutzing) M. Guiry
Former name: Gigartina leptorhynchos J. Agardh
Current name: Mazzaella leptorhynchos (J. Agardh) G.L. Leister
Gigartina ornithorhynchos
Former name: Gigartina tepida G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Chondracanthus tepidus (G.J. Hollenberg) M. Guiry
Former name: Gigartina volans (C. Agardh) J. Agardh
Current name: Mazzaella volans (C. Agardh) S. Fredericq
Former name: Rhodoglossum affine (Harvey) Kylin
Current name: Mazzaella affnis (Harvey) S. Fredericq
Former name: Rhodoglossum californicum (J. Agardh) I.A. Abbott
Current name: Mazzaella californica (J. Agardh) De Toni f.
Former name: Rhodoglossum roseum (Kylin) G.M. Smith
Current name: Mazzaella rosea (Kylin) S. Fredericq

 

Petrocelidaceae

[Mastocarpus papillatus]
Former name:  [Petrocelis franciscana (stage in life history of Mastocarpus papillatus)] Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Current name: Mastocarpus papillatus (C. Agardh) Kutzing
Former name: Petrocelis haematis G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Erythrodermis haematis (G.J. Hollenberg) Denizot

 

Rhodymeniaceae

Botryocladia neushulii
Botryocladia pseudodichotoma
Former name: Fauchea laciniata J. Agardh
Current name: Gloiocladia laciniata (J. Agardh) Sanchez & Rodriguez-Prieto
Fryeella gardneri
Maripelta rotata
Rhodymenia arborescens

Rhodymenia californica, R. pacifica
Former name: Rhodymenia rhizoides E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Rhodymenia pacifica Kylin
Rhodymeniocolax botryoidea
Sciadophycus stellatus

 

Champiaceae

Binghamia forkii
Champia parvula
Gastroclonium compressum, G. parvum
Neogastroclonium subarticulatum 

 

Lomentariaceae

Lomentaria caseae
Lomentaria hakodatensis

 

Ceramiaceae

Aglaothamnion cardatum
Aglaothamnion endovagum
Antithamnion defectum
Former name: Antithamnion hubbsii E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Antithamnion nipponicum Yamada & Inagaki
Antithamnion kylinii
**Antithamnion tenuissimum
Antithamnionella sp.
– Former name: Antithamnionella glandulifera (Kylin) E.M. Wollaston
..Current name: Antithamnionella spirographidis (Schiffner) E.M. Wollaston
– Former name: Antithamnionella pacifica var. uncinata (N.L. Gardner) E.M. Wollaston
..Current name: Antithamnionella pacifica (Harvey) E.M. Wollaston
Antithamnionella elegans
Antithamnionella pacifica
Callithamnion biseriatum
Callithamnion catalinese
**Callithamnion ramosissimum
Former name: Callithamnion rupicolum Anderson
Current name: Callithamnion rupicola Anderson
Centroceras clavulatum
Ceramium californicum
Ceramium clarionense
Ceramium codicola
Former name: Ceramium eatonianum (Farlow) De Toni
Current name: Corallophila eatoniana (Farlow) T.O. Cho, Choi, G.I. Hansen & Boo
Ceramium flaccidum
Ceramium pacificum
Ceramium sinicola
Ceramium zacae
Former name: Griffithsia furcellata J. Agardh
Current name: Anotrichium furcellatum (J. Agardh) R.N. Baldock
Griffithsia pacifica
Microcladia coulteri
Neoptilota densa
Former name: Platythamnion pectinatum Kylin
Current name: Pterothamnion pectinatum (Kylin) Athanasiadis & Kraft
Former name: Platythamnion villosum Kylin
Current name: Pterothamnion villosum (Kylin) Athanasiadis & Kraft
Pleonosporium squarrulosum
Pleonosporium vancouverianum
Ptilothamnionopsis lejolisea
Scagelia pylaisaei
Spyridia filamentosa
Tiffaniella snyderae

 

Delesseriaceae

Acrosorium venulosum
Anisocladella pacifica
**Apoglossum gregarium
Asterocolax gardneri

Branchioglossum undulatum

Former name: Branchioglossum woodii (J. Agardh) Kylin
Current name: Branchioglossum bipinnatifidum (Montagne) M.J. Wynne
Cryptopleura corallina, C. crispa
Cryptopleura farlowiana [Botryoglossum farlowianum is a taxonomic synonynm]
Cryptopleura rosacea
Cryptopleura violacea
Erthroglossum californicum
Gonimophyllum skottsbergii

Former name: Holmesia californica (E.Y. Dawson) E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Loranthophycus californicus E.Y. Dawson
[Hymenea species]
Hymenena cuneifolia
Hymenena flabelligera
– Former name: Hymenena kylinii N.L. Gardner
..Current name: Hymenena flabelligera (J. Agardh) Kylin
Hymenena setchellii
Hymenena multiloba
– Former name: Hymenena smithii Kylin
..Current name: Hymenena setchellii N.L. Gardner
Membranoptera weeksiae
Myriogramme caespitosa
Nienburgia andersoniana
Nitophyllum hollenbergii
**Phycodrys cerratae
Phycodrys profunda
Phycodrys setchellii
Platysiphonia clevelandii
Platysiphonia decumbens
Polyneura latissima
Sorella delicatula
Sorella pinnata

 

Dasyaceae

Colacodasya californica
Dasya sinicola
var. abyssicola
Dasya sinicola
var. californica
Heterosiphonia erecta

Former name: Heterosiphonia japonica Yendo
Current name: Heterosiphonia densiuscula Kylin
Former name: Pogonophorella californica (J. Agardh) P.C. Silva
Current name: Dasya binghamiae Millar
Rhodoptilum plumosum

 

Rhodomelaceae

Amplisiphonia pacifica
Chondria arcuata

Former name: Chondria californica Kylin
Current name: Chondria acrorhizophora Setchell & N.L. Garnder
Chondria dasyphylla
Chondria decipiens
Chondria nidifica
Chondria oppositiclada
Erythrocystis saccata
Herposiphonia littoralis
Former name: Herposiphonia plumula (J. Agardh) G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Herposiphonia plumula (J. Agardh) Falkenberg
Former name: Herposiphonia tenella f. secunda (C. Agardh) G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Herposiphonia secunda (C. Agardh) Ambronn
Herposiphonia verticillata
Janczewskia gardneri
Janczewskia lappacea
Former name: [Jantinella verrucaeformis] (Setchell & McFadden) Kylin
Current name: Jantinella verruciformis (Setchell & McFadden) Kylin
Laurencia la jolla
Laurencia pacifica
Former name: Laurencia sinicola Setchell & N.L. Gardner
Current name: Osumdea sinicola (Setchell & N.L. Gardner) Nam
Laurencia snyderae
Former name: Laurencia spectabilis var. spectabilis Postels & Ruprecht
Current name: Osmundea spectabilis var. spectabilis (Postels & Ruprecht) Nam
Former name: Laurencia spectabilis var. diegoensis (E.Y. Dawson) E.Y. Dawson
Current name: Osmundea spectabilis var. diegoensis (E.Y. Dawson) Nam
Former name: Laurencia splendens G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Osmundea splendens (G.J. Hollenberg) Nam
Laurencia subdisticha
Laurencia subopposita
Levringiella gardneri
Ophidocladus simpliciusculus
Polysiphonia acuminata
Polysiphonia bajacali
Polysiphonia brodiaei
Polysiphonia confusa
Polysiphonia decussata

Former name: Polysiphonia flaccidissima G.J. Hollenberg
Current name: Neosiphonia flaccidissima (G.J. Hollenberg) M.S. Kim & I.K. Lee
Polysiphonia hendryi
Polysiphonia indigena
Polysiphonia johnstonii
Polysiphonia mollis
Polysiphonia nathanielii
Polysiphonia pacifica
Polysiphonia paniculata
Polysiphonia savateiri
Polysiphonia scopulorum var. villum
Polysiphonia simplex
Pterochondria woodii
var.  pygmaea
Pterosiphonia baileyi
Pterosiphonia dendroidea
Pterosiphonia farlowii

Former name: Pterosiphonia pennata (C. Agardh) Falkenberg
Current name: Pterosiphonia pennata (C. Agardh) Sauvageau
Veleroa subulata 

 

*Names from Marine Algae and Seagrasses of San Diego County by Joan G. Stewart. Updated names taken from The University and Jepson Herbaria of the University of California at Berkeley.