Chaetoceras Kützing, 1847: 34
Lectotype species: Chaetoceras echionotum (J.Agardh) Kützing
Currently accepted name for the type species: Ceramium echionotum J.Agardh
Original publication:Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Art. 60(c): "Compounds ending in -ceras, -dendron, -nema, -stigma, -stoma, and other neuter words, are neuter." - (21 Oct 2013) - M.D. Guiry
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=45249
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 March 2014.