Cladophoropsis herpestica ( ) M. 1914
Lychaete herpestica (Montagne) M.J.Wynne Rowley Shoals, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman
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.
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 Lychaete herpestica (Montagne) M.J.Wynne
Conferva herpestica Montagne
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).
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
Huisman (2000) notes that this species is known from most Australian coasts but is more prevalent in warmer seas.
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
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (2017). The reinstatement of Lychaete J.Agardh (Ulvophyceae, Cladophoraceae). Notulae Algarum 31: 1-4, 1 fig.
Cribb, A.B. (1960). Records of marine algae from south-eastern Queensland V. University of Queensland Papers, Department of Botany 4: 3-31, 9 pls.
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(1-2): 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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