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Characium marinum Kjellman

Publication details
Characium marinum Kjellman 1883: 388, no fig.

Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1883). Norra Ishafvets algflora [Northern Arctic Ocean algalflora]. Vega-expeditionens Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser 3: 1-431, pls 1-31.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Characium is Characium sieboldii A.Braun.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in the sea (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Distributional notes
Not reported from Britian since the beginning of the 20th century (Guiry, pers. comm.).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Musselbay, Spitzbergen (Svalbard) (Kjellman 1877). Lectotype: original illustration (Kjellman 1877: pl. 4, fig. 10). Notes: Kjellman (1877) recorded this species as Characium sp.

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Key references
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

Kjellman, F.R. (1885 '1883'). The algae of the Arctic Sea. A survey of the species, together with an exposition of the general characters and the development of the flora. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 20(5): 1-351, 31 pls.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

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