Hypnea japonica Tanaka 1941
Hypnea japonica Tanaka 1941: 236, figs 9, 10; pl. 54
Published in: Tanaka, T. (1941). The genus Hypnea from Japan. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 2: 227-250, 21 figs, plates.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Nemoto, Chiba Prefecture, central Japan (Yamagishi & Masuda 1997: 144). Holotype: K. Okamura; May 1931; SAP 021694 (Yamagishi & Masuda 1997: 144).
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to Japan (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Yamagishi, Y. & Masuda, M. (1997). Species of Hypnea from Japan. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 6, pp. 135-162. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Boo, S.M. & Ko, Y.D. (2012). Marine plants from Korea. pp.  5-233, many col. photographs. Seoul: Marine & Extreme Genome Research Centre Program. [in Korean]
Chiang, Y.-M. (1997). Species of Hypnea Lamouroux (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Taiwan. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.6, pp. 163-177. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Masuda, M., Yamagishi, Y., Chiang, Y.-M., Lewmanomont, K. & Xia, B.M. (1997). Overview of Hypnea (Rhodophyta, Hypneaceae). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 6, pp. 127-133. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Xia, B.M. & Wang, Y.Q. (1997). Some species of the genus Hypnea (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from China. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.6, pp. 193-206. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Yano, T., Kamiya, M., Murikami, A., Sasaki, H. & Kawai, H. (2006). Biochemical phenotypes corresponding to molecular phylogeny of the red alga Plocamium (Plocamiales, Rhodophyta): implications of incongruence with the conventional taxonomy. Journal of Phycology 42: 155-169.
Created: 25 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Chiang, C.F., Xia, E.Z. & Xia, B.M. (1963). A comparative study of Hypnea musciformis (Wulf.) Lamx. and Hypnea japonica Tanaka. Oceanologia et limnologia Sinica 5: 35-43, 1 plate.
Hong, K. C., Cruess, R. L. & Skoryna, S. C. (1972). The effects of Hypnea japonica extract on bone metabolism in the rat. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 7: 566-568.
Hori, K., Miyazawa, K., Fusetani, N., Hashimoto, K. & Ito, K. (1986). Hypnins, low-molecular weight peptidic agglutinins isolated from a marine red alga, Hypnea japonica.. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 873: 228-236.
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