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Hypnea flexicaulis Y.Yamagishi & M.Masuda

Publication details
Hypnea flexicaulis Y.Yamagishi & M.Masuda 2000: 28, figs 1-9, 16

Published in: Yamagishi, Y. & Masuda, M. (2000). A taxonomic revision of a Hypnea charoides-valentiae complex (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) in Japan, with a description of Hypnea flexicaulis sp. nov.. Phycological Research 48: 27-36.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea cervicornis J.Agardh

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with pliant or bent stems (Neal 1993).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Japan: Ehime Pref.: Ikata (Silva 1996-to date). Type: H. Ishibati; viii. 1981; SAP 042098 (Silva 1996-to date

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Hypnea flexicaulis Y.Yamagishi & M.Masuda)
Europe: Italy (Geraldino et al. 2015 ), Mediterranean Sea (Tsiamis & Verlaque 2011 ).

North America: Mexico (Geraldino et al. 2015).

South-west Asia: India (Geraldino et al. 2015).

Asia: Hong Kong (Geraldino et al. 2015), Japan (Yamagishi & Masuda 2000, Yano et al. 2004, Yano et al. 2006, Geraldino, Yang & Boo 2006), Korea (Geraldino, Yang & Boo 2006, Geraldino et al. 2015), Taiwan (Geraldino, Yang & Boo 2006).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Geraldino et al. 2015), Malaysia (Tani, Yamagishi, Masuda, Kogame, Kawaguchi & Phang 2003), Philippines (Geraldino, Yang & Boo 2006, Geraldino et al. 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (D'Archino et al. 2015), Western Australia (Geraldino et al. 2015).

Habitat notes
Grows in the lower intertidal on diverse substrata, such asvarious algae, boulders, rock, or bedrock (Geraldino et al., 2015). - (6 Oct 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Source of synonymy
Jesus, P.B., Nauer, F., Lyra, G.M., Cassano, V., Oliveira, M.C., Nunes, J.M.C. & Schnadelbach, A.S. (2016). Species-delimitation and phylogenetic analyses of some cosmopolitan species of Hypnea (Rhodophyta) reveal synonyms and misapplied names to H. cervicornis, including a new species from Brazil. Journal of Phycology 52(5): 774-792.

Key references
Boo, S.M. & Ko, Y.D. (2012). Marine plants from Korea. pp. [1] 5-233, many col. photographs. Seoul: Marine & Extreme Genome Research Centre Program.

D'Archino, R., Nelson, W., Yang, M.Y & Kim, M.S. (2015). New record of Hypnea flexicaulis in New Zealand and description of Calliblepharis psammophilus sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 58(6): 485-497.

Geraldino, P.J.L., Yang, E.C. & Boo, S.M. (2006). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of Hypnea flexicaulis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Korea. Algae 21(4): 417-423, 7 figs, 4 tables.

Geraldino,P.J.L., Boo, G.H. & Boo, S.M. (2015). Genetic variability and biogeography of the widespread red alga Hypnea flexicaulis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) based on rbcL and cox1 sequences. Botanica Marina 58(3): 167-174.

Wolf, M.A., Sfriso, A., Anreoli, C. & Moro, I. (2011). The presence of exotic Hypnea flexicaulis (Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea as indicated by morphology, rbcL and cox1 analyses. Aquat. Bot. 95: 55-58.

Created: 10 May 2004 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 December 2016 by Wendy Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

D'Archino, R., Nelson, W., Yang, M.Y & Kim, M.S. (2015). New record of Hypnea flexicaulis in New Zealand and description of Calliblepharis psammophilus sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 58(6): 485-497.
Geraldino, P.J.L., Yang, E.C. & Boo, S.M. (2006). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of Hypnea flexicaulis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Korea. Algae 21(4): 417-423, 7 figs, 4 tables.
Geraldino,P.J.L., Boo, G.H. & Boo, S.M. (2015). Genetic variability and biogeography of the widespread red alga Hypnea flexicaulis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) based on rbcL and cox1 sequences. Botanica Marina 58(3): 167-174.
Wolf, M.A., Sfriso, A., Anreoli, C. & Moro, I. (2011). The presence of exotic Hypnea flexicaulis (Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea as indicated by morphology, rbcL and cox1 analyses. Aquat. Bot. 95: 55-58.
Yamagishi, Y. & Masuda, M. (2000). A taxonomic revision of a Hypnea charoides-valentiae complex (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) in Japan, with a description of Hypnea flexicaulis sp. nov.. Phycological Research 48: 27-36.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 June 2017.

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