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Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton 1931

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Delesseriaceae
Subfamily Phycodryoideae
Tribe Cryptopleureae
Genus Cryptopleura


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Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; with blue iridescence. 19 Jun 2020. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland. 25 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Murles Point, Co. Donegal, Ireland; to 110 mm. 25 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Smerwick Harbour, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 12 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
subtidal (-4m) Spain, Galicia, Ría de Arosa, 2007. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; epiphytic on Corallina officinalis in a low-water pool. 22 Mar 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton Murles Point, Co. Donegal, Ireland; to 110 mm
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton 1931: 332 (as 'ramosum' )

Published in: Newton, L. (1931). A handbook of the British seaweeds. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-478, 270 figs. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, S.W.7.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cryptopleura is Cryptopleura lacerata (S.G.Gmelin) Kützing.

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

Ulva ramosa Hudson

Type information
Type locality: Lancaster, England (Silva & al. 1996: 900).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), branched, bearing branches (usually many) (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva ramosa Hudson 1762
Nitophyllum ramosum (Hudson) Batters 1902

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cryptopleura ramosa var. ciliifera Kützing
Cryptopleura ramosa var. lobata (Kützing) ?
Aglaophyllum fimbriatum (Greville) Endlicher
Delesseria lacerata var. uncinata (Turner) C.Agardh
Fucus crispatus Linnaeus 1767
Fucus laceratus S.G.Gmelin 1768
Fucus endiviifolius Lightfoot 1777
Fucus crispatus Hudson 1778
Fucus cristatus Withering 1796
Fucus laceratus var. pumilus Turner 1802
Fucus laceratus var. uncinatus Turner 1808
Papyracea lacerata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse 1809
Papyracea pumila (Turner) Stackhouse 1809
Hymenophylla lacerata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse 1816
Chondrus laceratus (Gmelin) Lyngbye 1819
Delesseria lacerata (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh 1822
Dawsonia lacerata (S.G.Gmelin) J.V.Lamouroux 1824
Nitophyllum laceratum (S.G.Gmelin) Greville 1830
Nitophyllum fimbriatum Greville 1833
Delesseria fimbriata (Greville) Montagne 1839
Cryptopleura lacerata (S.G.Gmelin) Kützing 1843
Aglaophyllum laceratum (S.G.Gmelin) Areschoug 1847
Cryptopleura fimbriata (Greville) Kützing 1849
Cryptopleura lacerata var. ciliiferum Kützing 1849
Nitophyllum reptans P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1851
Nitophyllum uncinatum (Turner) J.Agardh 1852
Cryptopleura lacerata var. lobata Kützing 1866
Cryptopleura lacerata var. uncinata (Turner) Kützing 1866
Nitophyllum ramosum var. uncinatum (Turner) Batters 1902
Nitophyllum ramosum f. ciliifera (Kützing) Batters 1902
Nitophyllum ramosum f. reptans (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) L.Lyle 1919
Nitophyllum ramosum var. ciliifera (Kützing) Lyle 1920
Nitophyllum ramosum f. lobatum (Kützing) Lyle 1920
Acrosorium reptans (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Kylin 1924
Acrosorium uncinatum (Turner) Kylin 1924
Acrosorium uncinatum var. reptans (P.Crouan & H.Crouan) Ben Maiz, Boudouresque & Ouachi 1987

Nomenclatural notes
Newton (1931: 332) attributed the combination to Kylin without explanation, but was probably aware of a pending publication via correspondence. Often credited to "Kylin ex Newton".

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton)
English: Fine-veined Crinkle Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Thin, membranous, brownish red fronds, to 200 mm long. Frond ± dichotomously divided, becoming irregular in upper parts. Frond often iridescent, with undulate, often proliferous margins, sometimes with flattened hooks or with rhizoidal attachment processes. Very variable in growth form.

On rock and Laminaria hyperborea stipes, lower intertidal and subtidal, generally distributed, common.

Key characteristics
Gonimophyllum buffhamii, a minute parasite, occurs occasionally on subtidal plants on southern and western coasts.

Similar species
Acrosorium venulosum is less translucent and recurved branches are not as strongly recurved.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

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.

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

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Baardseth, E. (1974). Cryptopleura ramosa (Huds.) Kylin ex Newton (Rhodophyceae) and Omphalophyllum ulvaceum Rosenv. (Phaeophyceae) new to Norway. Sarsia 57: 109-112.

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