Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Rhodophyta > Subdivision Eurhodophytina > Class Florideophyceae > Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae > Order Ceramiales > Family Delesseriaceae > Subfamily Delesserioideae > Tribe Delesserieae > Genus Membranoptera

Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse, 1809

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MembranopteraStackhouse, 1809accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): smalving sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: vinget ribbeblad sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: Flügel-Seeampfer sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Norwegian: smalving sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: smalving
 Norwegian Nynorsk: smalveng
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): smalveng sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: gaffelnervblad


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

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


additional source

ITIS database




Published in AlgaeBase

External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (13 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Barcode of Life (13 barcodes)
GenBank (20 nucleotides; 11 proteins)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse, 1809. 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:144758




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EU Habitat Directive:
annex II EU Habitat Directive Annex II: Species of community interest whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation.
annex V EU Habitat Directive Annex V: Species of community interest whose taking in the wild and exploitation may be subject to management measures.
Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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