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Chorda tomentosa Lyngbye 1819

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Chordales
Family Chordaceae
Genus Chorda


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Chorda tomentosa Lyngbye
Labrador, Canada; gametophyte with antheridia and oogonia, one with egg retained after release at tip of oogonium. Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).

Chorda tomentosa Lyngbye
Halosiphon tomentosus Photo taken in the Hohwachter Bight, Baltic Sea, Germany Depth: 2m Time: 15th of April 2004 . 15 Apr 2004. Dirk Schories. © Dirk Schories (dirk.schories@gmx.de).


Halosiphon tomentosus (Lyngbye) Jaasund Halosiphon tomentosus Photo taken in the Hohwachter Bight, Baltic Sea, Germany Depth: 2m Time: 15th of April 2004
© Dirk Schories (dirk.schories@gmx.de)

Publication details
Chorda tomentosa Lyngbye 1819: 74, pl. 19 A

Published in: Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, [1]-248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chorda is Chorda filum (Linnaeus) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halosiphon tomentosus (Lyngbye) Jaasund

Type information
Type locality: ad rupes maritimas Norvegiae prope Öster-Riisöer; ante ostium sinus Oxefiord Norvegia (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), tomentose, i.e., thickly and evenly covered with short more or less adpressed curled or curved matted hairs (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Jaasund, E. (1957). Marine algae from northern Norway. II. Botaniska Notiser 110: 205-231.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Zinova, A.D. (1953). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Manual for identification of the brown algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-224. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.

Created: 08 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 November 2019 by G.M. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Hällfors, G. & Heikkonen, K. (1992). Chorda tomentosa Lyngbye in Finnish coastal waters. In: Phycological studies of Nordic coastal waters - a festschrift dedicated to Prof. Mats Wærn on his 80th birthday. (Sjögren, E., Wallentinus, I. & Snoeijs, P. Eds) Vol.78, pp. 80-84. Uppsala: Opulus Press AB.
Maier, I. & Müller, D.G. (1984). Pheromone-triggered gamete release in Chorda tomentosa. Naturwissenschaften 71: .
Maier, I. (1984). Culture studies of Chorda tomentosa (Phaeophyta, Laminariales). British Phycolgical Journal 19: 95-106.
Novaczek, I., Bird, C.J. & McLachlan, J. (1986). The effect of temperature on development and reproduction in Chorda filum and C. tomentosa (Phaeophyta, Laminariales) from Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2414-2420. [in English]
Sundene, O. (1963). Reproduction and Ecology of Chorda tomentosa. Nytt Magasin for Botanikk 10: 159-167.
Toth, R. & Wilce, R.T. (1972). Viruslike particles in the marine alga Chorda tomentosa Lyngbye (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 8: 126-130.
Toth, R. (1976). The release, settlement and germination of zoospores in Chorda tomentosa (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 12: 222-233.

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