Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Rhodophyta > Subdivision Eurhodophytina > Class Bangiophyceae > Subclass Bangiophycidae > Order Bangiales > Family Bangiaceae > Genus Bangia

Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh, 1824

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BangiaLyngbye, 1819accepted genus name
Bangiadulcis W.A.Nelson, 2007 synonym

Species group names

Bangiadulcis atropurpurea (Roth) W.A.Nelson, 2007 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: purpurtråd sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: purpurtråd


basis of record

Guiry, M.D. (2001). Macroalgae of Rhodophycota, Phaeophycota, Chlorophycota, and two genera of Xanthophycota, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 20-38

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Check list of Antarctic and Subantarctic Seaweeds by Wiencke C & Clayton MN, 2002.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Silva, C., P. Basson & R. Moe (1996). Catalogue of the Benthic Marine Algae of the Indian Ocean. Volume 79 of University of California Publications in Botany (ISBN 0-520-09810-2).

additional source





Published in AlgaeBase

External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (89 publications)
GenBank (1328 nucleotides; 32 proteins)
Barcode of Life


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh, 1824. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:144423




 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data


not marine, not brackish, fresh, not terrestrial


Red List status DD 2009This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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