Calliblepharis ciliata (Hudson) Kützing 1843

Calliblepharis ciliata (Hudson) Kützing

Current name: Calliblepharis ciliata (Hudson) Kützing
Portugal, North of Viana, 2009Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Calliblepharis ciliata (Hudson) Kützing 1843: 404

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
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Calliblepharis.

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

Fucus ciliatus Hudson

Type Information
Type locality: England; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 193) Lectotype: An unlocalised, undated Hudson specimen accepted provisionally as of lectotype status (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 193)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), ciliate (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Flattened, subcartilaginous, purple-red fronds, to 300 mm long and 20-70 mm wide, lanceolate or forked, irregularly pinnate; when mature (in summer), the margins and the surface are covered with short, stiff proliferations. Short cylindrical stipe arises from creeping, branched holdfast.

Larger lower intertidal pools and subtidal (0-25 m) on stones, maerl and shells, widely distributed, common in south and west, sometimes frequent in drift; occasionally abundant on bedrock below the lower limit of kelp.

Similar Species
Calliblepharis jubata is narrower (to 10 mm); its marginal outgrowths are long, branched and entangled, and it is mainly intertidal.

Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 December 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 December 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 July 2024

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