Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Chlorophyta > Class Ulvophyceae > Order Cladophorales > Family Cladophoraceae > Genus Chaetomorpha

Chaetomorpha linum (O.F.Müller) Kützing, 1845

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ChaetomorphaKützing, 1845accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): krøllhårsalge sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: almindelig børstetråd sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: visdraad sources: de Ruijter, E.; Schoenmaker, A. (Ed.) (1989). Zeeboek [The sea book]. 2nd revised ed. Jeugdbondsuitgeverij JBU / Stichting Uitgeverij KNNV: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5107-007-1. 238 pp.
 German: Borstenhaar sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Norwegian: krøllhårsalge sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: krøllhårsalge
 Norwegian Nynorsk: krøllhårsalge
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): krøllhårsalge


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

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

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

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

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (58 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (10 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Chaetomorpha linum (O.F.Müller) Kützing, 1845. 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:145027




 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data




no data

Provided by

logo erms



Last modified

2010-12-13 by Michael D. Guiry

Your feedback

click here

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License

Your e-mail address:

Your message: