Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye 1819

Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye

Current name: Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye
Murlough Bay, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland - 30 August 2005. Bernard Picton (Bernard.Picton@magni.org.uk)

Publication Details
Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye 1819: 9, pl. 3

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
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Odonthalia.

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

Fucus dentatus Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: Hab. oc. Atl. [Atlantic Ocean]; (Linnaeus 1767: 135) Holotype: LINN; 1274.72 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 298)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), toothed, usually with sharp teeth pointing outwards (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cartilaginous, strongly compressed, two-edged, deep purplish-red fronds, much branched, to 300 mm long, from hard, conical disc. Branching distichous, irregularly pinnate, branches deeply pinnatifid, segments with large, alternate teeth distally. Midrib visible only near base. Large elongated internal cells surrounded by small, irregular, coloured cells.

On rocks, lower intertidal pools and subtidal, perennial, a northern species abundant in Scotland, north England, north and west Ireland.

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. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2024

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