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Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing 1843

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 rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Cladophora rupestris, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Cladophora rupestris, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; rocks at MTL. 18 Apr 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal rocks. 04 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing
Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal on Corallina. 04 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


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Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing Selce, northern Croatia
© Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net)

Publication details
Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing 1843: 270

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 rupestris Linnaeus

Type information
Type locality: Habitat in Europeae marinis rupibus copioissima [Bognor Regis, Sussex, England] (Linnaeus 1753: 1167). Lectotype: OXF herb. Dillenius (Hoek 1969: 19, 64). Notes: Herb. Dillenius as Conferva marina trichodes ramosior Dillenius, 1741, upper specimen and lower left-hand specimen of the herbarium sheet.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), rocky, rock-dwelling (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva rupestris Linnaeus 1753
Ceramium rupestre (Linnaeus) de Lamarck & De Candolle 1805
Annulina rupestris (Linnaeus) Link 1820
Chloronitum rupestre (Linnaeus) Gallion 1828

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora rupestris f. mediterranea (Kützing) Ardissone
Conferva glauca Roth 1800
Conferva rupestris var. glauca (Roth) Roth 1806
Conferva nuda Harvey 1836
Cladophora opposita Kützing 1843
Cladophora plumosa Kützing 1843
Cladophora ramosissima (Draparnaud ex Kützing) Kützing 1843
Conferva ramosissima Draparnaud ex Kützing 1845
Cladophora lyngbyana Kützing 1845
Cladophora rupestris var. baltica Kützing 1845
Conferva lyngbyana (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1847
Cladophora ramossisima (Draparnaud ex Kützing) Kützing 1849
Cladophora nuda (Harvey) Harvey 1849
Cladophora rupestris var. mediterranea Kützing 1849
Cladophora bertolonii Kützing 1849
Cladophora sertularina var. adriatica Kützing 1849
Cladophora rupestris f. flaccida Suringar 1857
Cladophora rupestris f. rigida Suringar 1857
Aegagropila biformis Wittrock 1878
Cladophora rupestris f. submarina Foslie 1884
Cladophora rupestris f. contracta Simmons 1897
Cladophora rupestris f. nuda (Harvey) Holmes & Batters ex Batters 1902
Cladophora rupestris var. nuda Hamel 1925

Distributional notes
According to John et al. (2004), the record from Senegal is regarded as doubtful since C. rupestris is not considered to be a tropical species (see Hoek, 1982).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Cladophora rupestris (Linnaeus) Kützing)
English: Slobán (Anonymous 1978), Common Green Branched Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Swedish: Bergborsting (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

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.

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.

Chamberlain, Y.M. (1965). Marine algae of Gough Island. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 3(5): 176-232, 80 figs; pls 16-19.

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.

Coto, A.C.S.P. & Pupo, D. (2009). Flora ficológica do Estado de São Paulo. Vol. 3. Ulvophyceae. pp. [i]-x, [1]-76, 94 figs. São Carlos: RiMa Editora.

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.

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.

Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i]-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2004). Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203.

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

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Pedersen, P.M. (2011). Grønlands havalger. pp. [1] 7-208. Copenhagen: Forlaget Epsilon.DK.

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.

Vinogradova, K.L. (1979). Opredelitel' vodorosley dal'nevostochnykh morey SSSR. Zelenyye Vodorosli [Manual for identification of the algae of the far-eastern seas of the USSR. Green algae]. pp. 147, 67 figures, 18 plates. Leningrad: Botanicheskii Institut imeni V.L. Komarova. [in Russian]

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Fisher, I. S. & Percival, E. E. (1956). Water soluble polysaccharide of Cladophora rupestris. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 2: 5-9.
Jónsson, S. & Chesnoy, L. (1971). Méiose et sporogenèse chez le Cladophora rupestris (L.) Kütz.. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences. Paris. Série D 272: 1754-1756.
Jónsson, S. & Perrot, Y. (1967). Le cycle de reproduction du Cladophora rupestris (L.) Kütz., (Cladophoracées). Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences. Paris. Série D 264: 2628-2631.
Kylin, H. (1944). Zur Biochemie von Cladophora rupestris. Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund. Förhanlingar 14: 1-5.
Thomas, D.N., Collins, J.C. & Russell, G. (1988). Interactive effcts of temperature and salinity upon net photosynthesis of Cladophora glomerata (L.) Kütz. C. rupestris (L.) Kütz.. Botanica Marina 31: 73-77.
Wiencke, C. & Davenport, J. (1987). Respiration and photosynthesis in the intertidal alga Cladophora rupestris (L.) Kütz. under fluctuating salinity regimes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 114: 183-197.

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