Cladophora membranacea ( Bang ex C. ) Kützing
Cladophora membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Kützing 1843: 271
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cladophoropsis membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Børgesen
Type locality: "Ad insulam S. Crucis" (St Croix, Virgin Islands) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 793). Lectotype: unknown; LD 7287 (Leliaert & Coppejans 2006: 664). Notes: Leliaert & Coppejans (2006: 664) note that St. Croix is indicated as type locality in the original prologue. Several specimens of this species from that locality are present in LD; one of these, labeled 'Conf. membranacea Hoffm, Ins St. Crucis' from the Agardh herbarium, is indicated as lectotype.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2006). A revision of Cladophoropsis Børgesen (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45: 657-679.
Yoshii, Y., Hanyuda, T., Wakana, I., Miyaji, K., Arai, S., Ueda, K. & Inouye, I. (2004). Carotenoid compositions of Cladophora balls (Aegagropila linnaei) and some members of the Cladophorlaes (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta): their taxonomic and evolutionary implication. Journal of Phycology 40(6): 1170-1177, 3 figs, 3 tables.
Created: 09 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 December 2007 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 April 2019.