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Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Boodleaceae
Genus Cladophoropsis

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Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
1, 3. Lateral filaments ending into finger-like attachments. 2. Branching pattern. 4. Upper intertidal (Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
Panama. Habit.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
Panama. Rhizoid. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
Panama. Unilateral branching. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
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Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
KwaZulu-Natal. Frederic Leliaert. © Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be).

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe 1914: 31

Published in: Howe, M.A. (1914). The marine algae of Peru. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 15: 1-185, 44 figs, 66 plates.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophoropsis is Cladophoropsis membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Børgesen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lychaete herpestica (Montagne) M.J.Wynne

Basionym
Conferva herpestica Montagne

Type information
Type locality: Bay of Islands, New Zealand (Womersley 1984: 184). Lectotype: Hombron s.n.; PC herbier général folder 48 (Leliaert & Coppejans 2006: 672). Notes: Type in Herb. Montagne, PC (Womersely, 1984: 184). Isotype in NY (Leliaert & Coppejans, 2006: 672).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophoropsis coriacea Yendo 1920
Cladophoropsis adhaerens Gilbert 1962

Taxonomic notes
According to Leliaert & Coppejans (2006), Cladophoropsis herpestica is excluded from the genus based on molecular and morphological evidence. The cells of the species contain tetrahedral protein crystals, similar to those found in some species of Cladophora section Longi-articulatae and the type of rhizoid formation is also found in some species of the latter. - (12 Dec 2006) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Huisman (2000) notes that this species is known from most Australian coasts but is more prevalent in warmer seas.

Habitat notes
Formed cushions intermingled with Cladophoropsis membranacea, Chondria, Chaetomorpha and Ceramium; in upper midlittoral zone (Lipkin & Silva 2002). Generally in shaded areas just above or below low tide level under moderate water movement (Womersley 1984). - (17 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (2017). The reinstatement of Lychaete J.Agardh (Ulvophyceae, Cladophoraceae). Notulae Algarum 31: 1-4, 1 fig.

Key references
Kim, H.-S., Kwon, C.-J. & Hwang, I.-K. (2010). Caldophorales. In: Algal flora of Korea. Volume 1, Number 1. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae: Ulotrichales, Ulvales, Cladophorales, Bryopsidales. Marine green algae. (Bae, E.H., Kim, H.-S., Kwon, C.-J., Hwang, I.-K., Kiim, G.H. & Klochkova, T.A. Eds), pp. 55-154. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2004). Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2006). A revision of Cladophoropsis Børgesen (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45: 657-679.

Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1984). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part I. pp. 329, 102 figs, 16 plates. Adelaide: Government Printer, South Australia.

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