Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella (C. ) M.J. 1985
Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella (C.Agardh) M.J.Wynne North of Spain, Cantabria, Noja, 2001
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Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella (C.Agardh) M.J.Wynne 1985: 173, 175, figs. 11, 12
Published in: Wynne, M.J. (1985). Notes on Herposiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, with a description of a new species. Cryptogamie, Algologie 5: 167-177, 12 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Herposiphonia tenella (C.Agardh) Ambronn
Hutchinsia tenella C.Agardh
Type locality: Sicily (Silva & al. 1996: 499).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), next, following, second, having leaves or other features turned towards the same side (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The specimens examined by Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara (2013) correspond to a mix of species. Their molecular data revealed that the six sequenced specimens were resolved in three distinct clades. Results suggest cryptic diversity along Atlantic Iberian Peninsula. - (24 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry
John et al. (2003) do not distinguish between Herposiphonia secunda, f. tenella and f. densa when citing distributions and it is assumed that the records are the same as in Lawson & John (1987).
Widespread in warm and temperate waters. In Caulerpa racemosa community on Thalassia hemprichii, in Chondrophycus papillosus community, on Halimeda discoidea, Avrainvillea amadelpha, Caulerpa mexicana, Hypnea cornuta, Caulerpa racemosa, Chondrophycus papillosus, Acanthphora nayadiformis, Chondria dasyphylla and Hypnea anastomosans, in Caulerpa racemosa community, on Padina boergesenii, Cystoseira myrica, Cladophora sp; on Halimeda doscoidea, Gelidium sp. (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (10 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
sand covered rocks especially in warmer areas; sometimes epiphytic on other algae, such as Stypocaulon scoparium or Halopithys incurva; mid to upper intertidal of moderately to extremely wave-exposed sites (Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2013). - (24 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Ambronn, H. (1880). Über einige Fälle von Bilateralität bei den Florideen. Botanische Zeitung 38: 161-174, 177-185, 193-200, 209-216, 225-233, Plates III, IV.
Díaz-Tapia, P. & Bárbara, I. (2013). Seaweeds from sand-covered rocks of the Atlantic Iberian Peninsula. Part. 1. The Rhodomelaceae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 34(4): 325-422.
Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.
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.
Created: 29 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 January 2021 by M.D. Guiry
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Schneider, C.W. & Searles, R.B. (1997). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 2. Some Rhodophyta, including Polysiphonia tongatensis and a discussion on the Herposiphonia secunda/tenella complex. Cryptogamie, Algologie 18: 187-210, 19 figs.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 July 2021.