Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J.Agardh 1851

Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J.Agardh

Current name: Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J.Agardh
North of Spain, 2010 - 09 December 2011. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J.Agardh 1851: 422

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 1. pp. 337 [bis]-351 [bis] 352-506. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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Publication date: Jan-Jun

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Scinaia is Scinaia forcellata Bivona-Bernardi.

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

Ulva furcellata Turner

Type Information
Type locality: Sheringham, Norfolk, England; (Turner 1801: 301) Holotype: BM; 000774967 (Athanasiadis 2016: 154)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), forked; having a small notch at apex (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cylindrical, gelatinous but firm, clear pink to purplish-red fronds, 10 mm wide, 250 mm long, dichotomously branched from small discoid base. Constiction at irregular intervals in mature plants.

On stones, shells and maërl in the subtidal (30 m) of western coasts north to Galway, mainly in clear, unpolluted water. Not common.

Key Characteristics
Firmly gelatinous with cylindircal thallus and occasional constrictions.

Similar Species
S. interrupta is smaller, darker in colour and mature plants are not constricted.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 June 2021

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