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

Cladophora sericea (Hudson) Kützing, 1843

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CladophoraKützing, 1843accepted genus name

Species group names

Cladophora crystallina (Roth) Kützing, 1843 synonym
Cladophora rudolphiana (C.Agardh) Kützing, 1843 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): silkegrønndusk sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: silke-vandhår sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: silkegrønndusk sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: silkegrønndusk
 Norwegian Nynorsk: silkegrøndusk
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): silkegrøndusk sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: gałęzatka jedwabista


original description

Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Brockhaus: Lipsiae (Leipzig), Germany. xxxii, 459 pp.

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


additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

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.




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External Links

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)
Barcode of Life
Biodiversity Heritage Library (51 publications)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Cladophora sericea (Hudson) Kützing, 1843. 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:145065




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