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Rhipidosiphon lewmanomontiae sp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a calcified udoteacean alga from the central Indo-Pacific based on morphological and molecular investigations
Coppejans, E.; Leliaert, F.; Verbruggen, H.; Prathep, A.; De Clerck, O. (2011). Rhipidosiphon lewmanomontiae sp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a calcified udoteacean alga from the central Indo-Pacific based on morphological and molecular investigations. Phycologia 50(4): 403-412. dx.doi.org/10.2216/10-90.1
In: Phycologia. International Phycological Society: Odense. ISSN 0031-8884, more
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Keywords
    Bryopsidales [WoRMS]; Chlorophyta [WoRMS]; Rhipidosiphon lewmanomontiae Coppejans, Leliaert, Verbruggen, Prathep & De Clerck, 2011 [WoRMS]; Ulvophyceae [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Bryopsidales; Green algae; Molecular phylogeny; Okinawa; Rhipidosiphon lewmanomontiae; Thailand; Ulvophyceae

Authors  Top 
  • Coppejans, E., more
  • Leliaert, F., more
  • Verbruggen, H., more
  • Prathep, A.
  • De Clerck, O., more

Abstract
    A new species of the green algal genus Rhipidosiphon, Rhipidosiphon lewmanomontiae sp. nov., is described after material from the Mu Ko Tha Lae Tai area (SE Thailand) and Okinawa (Japan) on the basis of morphology and molecular analyses. The new species grows epilithically, just under the low water mark and is occasionally exposed at spring low tide. It differs mainly from the other known species, the Indo-Pacific Rhipidosiphon javensis and the western Atlantic Rhipidosiphon floridensis, by the presence of a rhizoidal pseudocortex surrounding the monosiphonous stipe and the presence of intercalary siphon constrictions. A similar pseudocortex has been described in juvenile stages of some Udotea species, but in this genus, the stipe is polysiphonous and possesses a cortex of lateral appendages in the adult phase.

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