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Cladophoropsis membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Børgesen

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 membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Børgesen
Excicata identificada por W. R. Taylor. Foto: Yusimí Alfonso..


Publication details
Cladophoropsis membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Børgesen 1905: 289, legend to figs 8-13

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1905). Contributions à la connaissance du genre Siphonocladus Schmitz. Oversight Over Det Kgl Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Forhandlingar 3: 259-291, 13 figs.

Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophoropsis.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Conferva membranacea Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh

Type information
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).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva membranacea Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh 1824
Cladophora membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Kützing 1843
Acrosiphonia membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1846
Aegagropila membranacea (C.Agardh) Kützing 1854
Siphonocladus membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Bornet 1888

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora modonensis Kützing 1849
Boodlea kaenana Brand 1904
Cladophoropsis modonensis (Kützing) Reinbold 1905
Boodlea trukensis Trono 1972
Cladophoropsis gerloffii Nizamuddin 1988

Nomenclatural notes
Lawson & John (1987) and John et al. (2004) cite this species as Cladophoropsis membranacea (C. Agardh) Børgesen, 1925.

Taxonomic notes
van der Strate et al. (2002) concluded that C. membranacea consisted of three cryptic species. - (17 Apr 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Widespread in warm seas. On rocks in the intertidal zone: in upper midlittoral, filled small pits in the lower part of the concave, eroded, fossil reef wall, shaded by the overhanging ledge, and in the upper part of rock flat; in deeper habitats, usually grew epiphytically, forming sparse growths on hosts (Lipkin & Silva 2002). Grows epilithically as cushions or mat-forming thalli, or loose-lying as Aegagropila-like clumps, in exposed or sheltered intertidal to shallow subtidal habitats (occasionally to 10 m depth) Leliaert & Coppejans (2006). - (17 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Almeida, W.R. de, Alves, A.M., Guimarães, S.M.P. de B. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2012). Cladophorales and Siphonocladales (Chlorophyta) from Bimbarras Island, Todos os Santos Bay, Bahia Stae, Brazil. Iheringia Série Botanica 67(2): 149-164.

Burova, O.V., Tsarenko, P.M., Kovalenko, O.V., Mikhailyuk, T.I., Petlovany, O.A., Lilitska, G.G. & Bilous, O.P. (2011). Ulvophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 20-61. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

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.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

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Kooistra, W.H.C.F., Boele-Bos, S.A. & Stam, W.T. (1991). A method for obtaining axenic algal cultures using the antibiotic cefotaxime with emphasis on Cladophoropsis membranacea (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 27: 656-658, 2 tables.
Kooistra, W.H.C.F., Boele-Bos, S.A., Stam, W.T. & van den Hoek, C. (1992). Biogography of Cladophoropsis membranacea (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta) as revealed by single copy DNA distances. Botanica Marina 35: 329-336, 4 figs, 3 tables.
Kooistra, W.H.C.F., Stam, W.T., Olsen, J.L. & van den Hoek, C. (1992). Biogeography of Cladophoropsis membranacea (Chlorophyta) based on comparisons of nuclear rDNA ITS sequences. Journal of Phycology 28: 660-668, 4 figs, 2 tables.
Pakker, H., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Breeman, A.M. (1994). Temperature responses and evolution of thermal traits in Cladophoropsis membranacea (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 30: 777-783, 6 figs, 1 table.
Van der Strate, H.J., Van der Zande, L., Stam, W.T., Haroun, R.J. & Olsen J.L. (2003). Within-island differenciation and between-island homogeneity: non-equilibrium population structure in the seaweed Cladophoropsis membranacea (Chlorophyta) in the Canary Islands. European Journal of Phycology 38(1): 15-23.

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