Hypnea anastomosans , & P.C.
Hypnea anastomosans Papenfuss, Lipkin & P.C.Silva 2002: 20, fig. 5 a-c
Published in: 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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), anastomosing.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This entity was widely reported from warm seas as Hypnea esperi. It has also been introduced into the Mediterranean, where it was first found in Israel prior to 1972. It also occurs in Greece (Verlaque et al. 2015: 143).
Growing usually on rocks, but sometimes as epiphyte on other algae (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (27 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry
[Greece]. Upper sublittoral zone of sheltered rocky shores; epilithic but usually entangled and epiphytic on other algae, such as Cystoseira compressa and Halopteris scoparia; associated flora include other epiphytes, such as Ceramium spp., Herposiphonia secunda, Jania rubens and Polysiphonia spp.; alien species Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea and Lophocladia lallemandii on nearby shores (Tsiamis & Verlaque (2011). - (1 Nov 2012) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Scopus Ridge, Museri Island, Dahlak Archipelago, Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 21). Holotype: Y. Lipkin ISRSE 65/2346 (tetrasporangial and cystocarpic); 9.x.1965; In Caulerpa racemosa community. TELA (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 21). Notes: Isotype in UC
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Hypnea anastomosans Papenfuss, Lipkin & P.C.Silva)
Europe: Greece (Tsiamis & Verlaque 2011).
Africa: Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002).
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Tsiamis, K. & Verlaque, M. (2011). A new contribution to the alien red macroalgal flora of Greece (Eastern Mediterranean) with emphasis on Hypnea species. Cryptogamie Algologie 32(4): 393-410.
Verlaque, M., Ruitton, S., Mineur, F. & Boudouresque, C.-F. (2015). CIESM atlas of exotic species of the Mediterranean. Macrophytes. pp. -362, many photograph and maps. Monaco: CIESM Publishers.
Created: 11 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 January 2018.