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.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Not reported from Britian since the beginning of the 20th century (Guiry, pers. comm.).
This is a marine species.
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.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Characium marinum Kjellman)
Europe: Britain (Batters 1902, Newton 1931, Burrows 1991, Hardy & Guiry 2003, Brodie et al. 2016), Ireland (Guiry 1978, Burrows 1991, Morton 1994, Guiry 2012), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Spitsbergen (Vinogradova 1995).
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, -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.
Created: 06 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 806 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=184
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 July 2019.