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Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux 1809

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Bryopsidaceae
Genus Bryopsis


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Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux
Willapa Bay, WA, USA. 19 May 2017. © Gayle Hansen.

Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux
Zeeland delta, Netherlands. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux
Schilksee, Kieler Bight, Baltic Sea. 06 Dec 2004. Dirk Schories. © Dirk Schories (dirk.schories@gmx.de).

Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux
Schilksee, Kieler Bight, Baltic Sea, 2m depth. 06 Dec 2004.


Hincksia prolifera (V.Krishnamurthy & Baluswami) P.C.Silva

Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux 1809: 333 [135]

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1809). Observations sur la physiologie des algues marines, et description de cinq nouveaux genres de cette famille. Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomathique de Paris 1: 330-333, fig. 2, pl. 6.
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Publication date: May 2009

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Bryopsis is Bryopsis pennata J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the mosses, specifically the genus Hypnum (Neal 1993).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Bryopsis hypnoides f. praelongata J.Agardh 1887
Bryopsis hypnoides f. atlantica J.Agardh 1887
Bryopsis hypnoides f. prolongata J.Agardh 1887
Bryopsis monoica Funk 1927

Taxonomic notes
Shevlin (in Schneider & Searles, 1991: 95) considers that this entity represents a growth form of B. plumosa (Hudson) C. Agardh. Taylor (1945) cites his record as Bryopsis hypnoides Lamouroux, prox. The conspecificty between Bryopsis hypnoides and B. monoica Funk continues to be a matter of dispute (see Cormaci, Furnari & Alongi 2014: 211).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Bryopsis hypnoides J.V.Lamouroux)
English: Variously Branched Mossy Feather Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Japanese: Obana-hanemo (Tokida 1954).

Type information
Type locality: Hab. in Gall. Mediterr. [Mediterranean France] (Lamouroux 1809: 333). Type: CN? Notes: According to the 1809 reprint, cited by INA, the type locality is "Cette [Mediterranean coast of France: Sète, Hérault]".

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Key references
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.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Kim, G.H. & Klochkova, T.A. (2010). Bryopsidales. 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., Kim, G.H. & Klochkova, T.A. Eds), pp. 157-209. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Lam, D.W. & Zechman, F.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. Journal of Phycology 42: 669-678.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX 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.

Nizamuddin, M. (1991). The green marine algae of Libya. pp. 1-230. Bern: El-Faateh University, Department of Botany.

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.

Scagel, R.F. (1957). An annotated list of the marine algae of British Columbia and northern Washington (including keys to genera). Bulletin, National Museum of Canada 150: [i]-vi, 1-289.

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.

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.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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.

Vinogradova, K.L. (1979). Opredelitel' vodoroslej dal'nevostochnykh morej SSSR. Selenye vodorosli [Determination book of the algae of the far-eastern seas of the USSR. Green algae]. pp. 1-148, 67 figs, pls I-XVIII. Leningrad: Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Botanicheskij Institut im. V.L. Komarova.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). Two new species of Bryopsis (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from the Sultanate of Oman, with a census of currently recognized species in the genus. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 24: 229-256, 9 figs.

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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Bartlett, R.B. & South, G.R. (1973). Observations on the life-history of Bryopsis hypnoides Lamour. from Newfoundland: a new variation in culture. Acta Bot. Neerel. 22: 1-5.
Burr, F.A. & West, J.A. (1970). Light and electron microscope observations on the vegetative and reproductive structures of Bryopsis hypnoides. Phycologia 9: 17-37.
Burr, F.A. & West, J.A. (1971). Protein bodies in Bryopsis hypnoides: their relationship to wound healing and branch septum development. J. Ultrastruc. Res. 35: 476-498.
Díaz-Piferrer, M. & Burrows, E.M. (1974). The life history of Bryopsis hypnoides Lamour. from Anglesey, North Wales and from the Caribbean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 529-538.
Feldmann, J. (1957). Sur l'hermaphrodisme du Bryopsis hypnoides Lamouroux. Bulletin de la Société Phycologique de France 3: 7-8.
Kermarrec, A. (1980). Sur la place de la méiose dans le cycle de deux Chlorophycées marines: Bryopsis plumosa (Huds.) C. Ag. et Bryopsis hypnoides Lamouroux (Codiales). Cahiers de Biologie Marine 21: 443-466.
Neumann, K. (1969). Protonema mit riesenkern bei der siphonalen grünalge Bryopsis hypnoides und weitere cytologische befunde. Helgoländer Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 19: 45-57.
Rietema, H. (1971). Life-history studies in the genus Bryopsis (Chlorophyceae) IV. Life-histories in Bryopsis hypnoides Lamx. from different points along the European coasts. Acta Botanica Neerlandica 20: 291-298.
Urban, P. (1969). The fine structure of the pronuclear fusion in the coenocytic marine alga Bryopsis hypnoides Lamouroux. Journal of Cell Biology 42: 606-611.
Xu, M., Lü, F., Peng, G., Niu, J. & Wang, G. (2012). Subcellular localization of a lectin in Bryopsis hypnoides (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyceae) and its expression during cell organellar aggragation. Phycologia 51(3): 340-346.

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