Ochlochaete hystrix Thwaites in Harvey 1849: pl. CCXXVI 
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CCXVII-CCLXX [217-270]. London: Reeve & Benham.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ochlochaete.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), porpucine-like, bristly or spiny (Neal 1993).
Ochlochaete lentiformis Huber 1892
Ochlochaete ferox Huber 1893
Chaetobolus gibbus Rosenvinge 1893
Acrochaete parasitica f. zosterae Svedelius 1901
Ochlochaete hystrix var. ferox (Huber) R.Nielsen 1978
This is a marine/freshwater species.
Type locality: on stems of grasses etc, in a lake of brackish water, called "The Little Sea" near Wareham, Dorset: Rev. W. Smith: also in freshwater ditches near Bristol, upon the leaves of mosses; very rare: Thwaites (Silva 1996-to date).
Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
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.
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.
Hall, J.D., Sheath, R.G., McCourt, R.M. & Stancheva, R. (2018). Ochlochaete incrustans sp. nov., a new species of freshwater ulcophycean algae from California, USA, with notes on Friedaea torrenticola. Phycologia 57(4): 465-476.
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.
O'Kelly, C.J., Wysor, B. & Bellows, W.K. (2004). Gene sequence diversity and the phylogenetic position of algae assigned to the genera Phaeophila and Ochlochaete (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 40: 789-799.
Pedersen, P.M. (2011). Grønlands havalger. pp.  7-208. Copenhagen: Forlaget Epsilon.DK.
Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, -288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.
Created: 31 July 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 August 2018 by Wendy Guiry
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Nielsen, R. (1978). Variation in Ochlochaete hystrix (Chaetophorales, Chlorophyceae) studied in culture. Journal of Phycology 14: 127-131, 19 figs, 1 table.
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