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Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Hydrodictyaceae
Genus Hydrodictyon


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Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Cell junction. Sample from Thrapston Lake, Northamptonshire, UK.. 01 Aug 2010. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Young and mature colonies. Sample from Thrapston Lake, Northamptonshire, UK.. 01 Aug 2010. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Young and mature colonies.Sample from Thrapston Lake, Northamptonshire, UK.. 01 Aug 2010. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden. 13 Jul 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden. 13 Jul 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden. 13 Jul 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

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Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory Sample from Thrapston Lake, Northamptonshire, UK.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory 1824: 506

Published in: Bory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M. (1824). Filet à résaux. In: Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. (Audouin, I. et al. Eds) Vol. 6, pp. 506. Paris: Rey et Gravier; Baudouin Frères.

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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Hydrodictyon is Conferva reticulata Linnaeus.

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

Conferva reticulata Linnaeus

Type information
Type locality: Habitat in Europae fluviis ad eorum littora [Europe] (Linnaeus 1753: 1165). Lectotype Voucher: OXF (Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis 2009: 244). Notes: Cites Conferva reticulata Dillenius, a pre-Linnaean name; the illustration in Dillenius, Historia muscorum., t. 4, f. 14 (1742) is designated as lectotype by L.M. Irvine in Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis (2009: 244) of which there is a voucher in OXF "Conferva reticulata".

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), reticulate, netted, marked with a network (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva reticulata Linnaeus 1753
Byssus reticulata (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers 1780

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Byssus cancellata Linnaeus 1767
Hydrodictyon utriculatum Roth 1800
Hydrodictyon pentagonum Vaucher 1803

Nomenclatural notes
According to Index Nominum Algarum (searched on 23 February 2007), Bory de Saint-Vincent (1824: 506) first proposed this combination as follows: "Filet à réseaux. Bot. Crypt. (Confervées.) On a quelquefois donné ce nom à l'Hydrodyction reticulatum. V. Hydrodyctie." In a later entry to the Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle (vol. 8: 422. ix.1825), however, Bory uses the name H. utriculatum Roth and lists Conferva reticulata Linnaeus as a synonym. This may have been a error of citation (utriculatum vs reticulatum). The combination was also subsequently proposed by Lagerheim in Öfvers. K. [Svenska] Vet.-Akad. Förh. 40(2): 71, 1883. - (28 Feb 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Mc Manus & Lewis (2005: 582) and Valeem & Shameel (2005: 178) cite the authority as (Linnaeus) Lagerheim. - (22 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
gemeine wassernetz {Ger}

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Key references
Buchheim, M., Buchheim, J., Carlson, T., Braband, A., HepperLe, D., Krienitz, L., Wolf, M. & Hegewald, E. (2005). Phylogeny of the Hydrodictyaceae (Chlorophyceae): inferences from rDNA data . Journal of Phycology 41: 1039-1054.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Lagerheim, G. (1883). Bidrag till Sveriges algflora. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar Arg. 40(2): 37-78, pl. I.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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Flory, J.E. & Hawley, G.R.W. (1994). A Hydrodictyon reticulatum bloom at Loe Pool, Cornwall. European Journal of Phycology 29: 17-20, 4 figs, 2 tables.
Hatano, K. & Ueda, J. (2000). Effects of concanavalin A on the net formation of zoospores in Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyceae). Phycological Research 48: 155-160.
Hatano, K., Yamamoto, M., Yamada, Y. & Nishikata, T. (2000). Zoospore-spcific antigen as a useful marker for molecular analysis of net formation in Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyceae). Phycological Research 48: 143-148.
John, D.M., Douglas, G.E., Brooks, S.J., Jones, G.C., Ellaway, J. & Rundle, S. (1998). Blooms of the water net Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta) in a coastal lake in the British Isles: their cause, seasonality and impact. Biologia, Bratislavia 53: 537-545.
Pirson, A. (1972). The life cycles of Hydrodictyon reticulatum. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 7: 218.
Tiwari, G.L., Singh, S.P. & Pandey, D.C. (1980). An interesting observation on Hydrodictyon reticulatum (L.) Lagerheim (Note). Phycologia 19: 80-82, 4 figs.

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