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Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier 1851

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Ectocarpales
Family Scytosiphonaceae
Genus Colpomenia


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Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
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Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; plants at low water. 07 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on lower-shore rocks. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Pianosa Island, Tuscan Archipelago, Italy; approximately -10 m depth. David Balata (david.balata@ucd.ie). © David Balata (david.balata@ucd.ie).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Haifa Bay, Israel: Intertidal zone.. 03 Mar 2008. Razy Hoffman. © Razy Hoffman (razyho@hotmail.com).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
San Ignacio, Niebla, X Region, Chile, intertidal area. Dirk Schories. © Dirk Schories (dirk.schories@gmx.de).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Oishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. 22 Mar 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Oishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. 22 Mar 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
Oishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. 22 Mar 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier Haifa Bay, Israel: Intertidal zone.
© Razy Hoffman (razyho@hotmail.com)

Publication details
Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier in Castagne 1851: 95 (as 'C. Sinuosa' )

Published in: Castagne, L. (1851). Supplément au catalogue des plantes qui croissent naturellement aux environs de Marseille. pp. [1]-125, pls VIII-XI. Aix: Imprimerie de Nicot & Pardigon, sur le Cours.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Colpomenia.

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

Ulva sinuosa Mertens ex Roth

Type information
Type locality: "Inter Algas e mari Atlantico prope Gades" [near Cádiz, Spain] (Roth 1806: 327). Type: Mertens; BM (Yoshida 1998: 306). Notes: Type locality: “Gades”, Spain. Type: BM (Yoshida, T., 1998: 306). Type material: B, destroyed (Dawson et al. 1964: 24), K (now BM)? PC? LE? See Parsons (1982: 293) for comments on type material.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very sinuate (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva sinuosa Mertens ex Roth 1806
Encoelium sinuosum (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh 1820
Stilophora sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh 1827
Asperococcus sinuosus (Mertens ex Roth) Bory 1832
Asperococcus sinuosus (C.Agardh) Zanardini 1841
Hydroclathrus sinuosus (Mertens) ex Roth) Zanardini 1843

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tremella cerina Clemente 1807
Tremella rugosula Clemente 1807
Stilophora vesicata Harvey 1834
Encoelium vesicatum (Harvey) Kützing 1849
Soranthera leathesiformis P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865
Colpomenia sinuosa f. typica Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1925

Taxonomic notes
Silva et al. (1996) refer to Asperococcus sinuosus var. lobatus and Stictosiphon cavernosus var. lobatus as ‘invalid names referable to this species’. Please consult original text for full details. Also according to Silva et al. (1996:629) the taxon Asperococcus sinuosus var. firmior Sonder apparently lies within the circumspection of this species but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synonymy.

Distributional notes
Papenfuss (1964: 19) considers that the Antarctic records may be based on the vesicular stage of Caepidium antarcticum.

Widespread in warm and temperate waters, penetrating boreal waters (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (15 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier)
French: Ballons, Voleuse d'huitres (Dickinson 1963).

Japanese: Fukuronori (Tokida 1954).

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Key references
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Parsons, M.J. (1982). Colpomenia (Endlicher) Derbès et Solier (Phaeophyta) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 20: 289-301, 15 figs.

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Blackler, H. (1937). The alga Colpomenia sinuosa Derb. et Sol. in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 6: 196-197.
Blackler, H. (1939). The occurrence of Colpomenia sinuosa (Mert.) Derb. et Sol. in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 7: 215.
Cho, G.Y., Choi, D.W., Kim, M.S. & Boo, S.M. (2009). Sequence repeats enlarge the internal transcribed spacer 1 region of the brown alga Colpomenia sinuosa (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Phycological Research 57(3): 242-250.
Cotton, A.D. (1908). The Appearance of Colpomenia sinuosa in Britain. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew Botanic Gardens 3: 73-77, 1 fig.
Khin Khin Gyi & Soe Htun, [U.] (2012). The morphotaxonomy and phytogeographical distribution of Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbes & Solier (Scytosiphonales, Phaeophyta) from Myanmar. Universities Research Journal 5(1): [1-21].
Kogame, K. (1997). Life history of Colpomenia sinuosa and Hydroclathtus clathratus (Scytosiphonales, Phaeophyceae) in culture. Phycological Research 45: 277-231.
Lee, K.M., Boo, S.M., Kain (Jones), J.M. & Sherwood, A.R. (2013). Cryptic diversity and biogeography of the widespread brown alga Colpomenia sinuosa (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina 56(1): 15-25.
Renouf, L.P.W. (1940). Colpomenia sinuosa (Mert.) Derb. et Sol. and Zostera disease on the coasts of Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 7: 272.
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Semir, J (1977). Aspectos da morfologia e biologia de Colpomenia sinuosa (Scytosiphonaceae - Phaeophyta) na região de Ubatuba, SPDissertação de Mestrado em Botânica, Universidade de São Paulo. pp. i-iv, 1-102, 102 figs. São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo.
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