Callophyllis laciniata (Hudson) Kützing 1843

Metacallophyllis laciniata (Hudson) A.Vergés & L.Le Gall

Current name: Metacallophyllis laciniata (Hudson) A.Vergés & L.Le Gall
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; margins of frond with cystocarps - 23 July 2009. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Callophyllis laciniata (Hudson) Kützing 1843: 401

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Callophyllis is Callophyllis variegata (Bory) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Metacallophyllis laciniata (Hudson) A.Vergés & L.Le Gall.

Fucus laciniatus Hudson

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), slashed into narrow divisions with tapering, pointed incisions (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Thick, flattened, subcartilaginous, ± palmate, deep crimson fronds, to 200 mm high, with short wedge-shaped stipe from small discoid base. Frond ± deeply cleft into wedge-shaped segments, themselves divided subdichotomously, apices rounded, margins smooth or fringed with minute proliferations.

On rock or Laminaria hyperborea holdfasts, shady pools of lower intertidal or subtidal, common, widely distributed.

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

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 June 2024

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