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Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe

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
KwaZulu-Natal. Frederic Leliaert. © Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be). From: De Clerck, O., Bolton, J.J., Anderson, R.J. & Coppejans, E. (2005). Guide to the seaweeds of KwaZulu-Natal. Scripta Botanica Belgica 33: 1-294. Purchase information.

Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au). From: Huisman, J.M. (2000). Marine Plants of Australia. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia..


Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia

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.

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 Acrocladus herpesticus (Montagne) Boedeker

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Cladophoropsis herpestica (Montagne) M.Howe)
South America: Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991, Hoffmann & Santelices 1997), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Africa: Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002, Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Kenya (Leliaert & Coppejans 2004), Somalia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Coppejans, Leliaert & Verbruggen 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Rodrigues Island (De Clerck et al. 2004), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Sri Lanka (Coppejans et al. 2009).

Asia: China (Liu 2008, Leliart et al. 2009), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998), Korea (Lee 2008, Bae 2010), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Huang 2000, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012, Anon. 2012).

South-east Asia: Malaysia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Thailand (Tsutsui et al. 2012), Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Tien 2007).

Australia and New Zealand: Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1994), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1994), New Zealand (Womersley 1984, Adams 1994, Nelson & Phillips 1996, Huisman 2000, Leliaert & Coppejans 2004), Queensland (Womersley 1984, Lewis 1987, Cribb 1996, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Kraft 2007), South Australia (Womersley 1984, Leliaert & Coppejans 2004), Western Australia (Womersley 1984, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003).

Pacific Islands: American Samoa (Skelton et al. 2004), Easter Island (Santelices & Abbott 1987), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003).

(as Cladophoropsis coriacea Yendo)
Asia: Japan (Leliaert & Coppejans 2006), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Cladophoropsis adhaerens Gilbert)
Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands (Leliaert & Coppejans 2006).

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

Source of synonymy
Boedeker, C., Leliaert, F. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of the Cladophoraceae (Cladophorales, Ulvophyceae) with the resurrection of Acrocladus Nägeli and Willeella Børgesen, and the description of Lurbica gen. nov. and Pseudorhizoclonium gen. nov. Journal of Phycology 52(6): 905-928.

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: 1-90, 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.

Created: 08 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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