Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) Lyngbye 1819
Odonthalia dentata (Linnaeus) LyngbyeMurlough Bay, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland - 30 August 2005. Bernard Picton (Bernard.Picton@magni.org.uk)
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, -248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
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 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 1973).
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 11 August 2022