Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Chlorophyta > Class Ulvophyceae > Order Bryopsidales > Family Chaetosiphonaceae > Genus Blastophysa

Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke, 1889

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BlastophysaReinke, 1889accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

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


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

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

additional source

Sears, J.R. (ed.). 1998. NEAS keys to the benthic marine algae of the northeastern coast of North America from Long Island Sound to the Strait of Belle Isle. Northeast Algal Society. 163 p.

additional source

South, G. R. and I. Tittley. 1986. A checklist and distributional index of the benthic marine algae of the North Atlantic Ocean. Huntsman Marine Laboratory. St. Andrews, New Brunswick. 76 p.

additional source

Fredericq, S., T. O. Cho, S. A. Earle, C. F. Gurgel, D. M. Krayesky, L. E. Mateo-Cid, A. C. Mendoza-González, J. N. Norris, and A. M. Suárez. 2009. Seaweeds of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 187–259 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. I. Biodiversity, pp. 187-259. Texas A&M Univ. Press.

additional source


additional source

ITIS database




Published in AlgaeBase

External Links

GenBank (5 nucleotides; 5 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (37 publications)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke, 1889. 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:144478




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