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Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Cladophoraceae
Genus Cladophora


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Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing
Fleet, Dorset, England. 21 Aug 2013. Francis Bunker. © Francis Bunker (fbunker@marineseen.com).

Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing
1. Branching pattern. 2. Intertidal rocks overgrown by C. laetevirens, which densely covered by Diatoms, giving brown color to the plants (O Lan Lagoon, Vietnam). Insert: Habit (on Lobster farm constructions, Mot Island, Vietnam).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).


Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing 1843: 263

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophora is Cladophora oligoclona (Kützing) Kützing.

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

Conferva laetevirens Dillwyn

Type information
Type locality: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 776). Neotype: K, H 4351/60/6 “1806, L.W.D., C. laetvirens” (Hoek 1963: 128). Notes: For further details on the type/neotype refer to van den Hoek (1963:128). According to Womersley (1984: 200) the type is in BM (ex K).

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), light green (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva laetevirens Dillwyn 1805
Cladophora utriculosa var. laetevirens (Dillwyn) Hauck 1885

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora meneghiniana (Kützing) Kützing
Conferva heteronema C.Agardh 1824
Cladophora heteronema (C.Agardh) Kützing 1843
Cladophora incurva Meneghini 1844
Cladophora crystallina var. patentissima Kützing 1845
Cladophora fuscescens Kützing 1845
Cladophora laxa Kützing 1845
Cladophora leptocladia Kützing 1845
Aegagropila meneghiniana Kützing 1845
Cladophora saccata Kützing 1845
Conferva rudolphiana var. meneghiniana (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Cladophora trichocoma Kützing 1847
Cladophora falcata Harvey 1848
Cladophora lehmanniana var. effusa Kützing 1849
Cladophora lutescens var. longiarticulata Kützing 1849
Cladophora hamifera Zanardini ex Frauenfeld 1855
Cladophora lateralis Zanardini ex Frauenfeld 1855
Cladophora patula Zanardini ex Frauenfeld 1855
Cladophora moniliformis Ardissone 1864
Cladophora mexicana P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865
Conferva trichocoma (Kützing) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1867
Cladophora catenatoides P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1878
Cladophora purpurascens Lespinasse 1883
Cladophora repens f. meneghiniana (Kützing) Hauck 1885
Cladophora bertolonii var. elongata Ardissone 1886
Cladophora utriculosa var. falcata (Harvey) De Toni 1889
Siphonocladus rhodensis Reinbold 1898
Cladophoropsis rhodensis (Reinbold) Wille 1910
Cladophora campyloclada Bornet ex Hamel 1929
Cladophora utriculosa var. laxa (Kützing) Schiffner 1933
Cladophora affinis Schiffner 1933
Cladophora penicillata f. longiarticulata (Kützing) Schiffner 1938

Taxonomic notes
May be conspecific with Cladophora hutchinsiae (Leliaert & Boedeker in Brodie et al. 2007: 158). - (24 Feb 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.

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.

Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

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.

Hoek, C. van den & Chihara, M. (2000). A taxonomic revision of the species of Cladophora (Chlorophyta) along the coasts of Japan and the Russian Far-east. Natural Science Museum [Tokyo] Monographs 19: 1-242, 100 figs.

Hoek, C. van den (1963). Revision of the European species of Cladophora. pp. [i]-vii, [1]-248, 1 fig., 55 pls, 18 maps. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Hoek, C. van den (1982). A taxonomic revision of the American species of Cladophora (Chlorophyceae) in the North Atlantic Ocean and their geographic distribution. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks 78: 1-236, 4 figs, 17 tables, 39 plates, 23 maps.

Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. [1]-215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

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..

Sfriso, A. (2011). Chlorophyta multicellulari e fanerogame acquatiche. Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-318, pls 1-94. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

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.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanov, T.V. (2012). Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. pp. [1]-376, many col. photographs. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

Titlyanova, T.V., Titlyanov, E.A., Xia, B. & Bartsch, I. (2012). New records of benthic marine green algae (Chlorophyta) for the island of Hainan (China). Nova Hedwigia 94: 441-470.

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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Bot, P.V.M., Stam, W.T. & van den Hoek, C. (1990). Genotypic relations between geographic isolates of Cladophora laetevirens and C. vagabunda. Botanica Marina 33: 441-446, 3 tables.

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