Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Phaeista > Infraphylum Limnista > Superclass Fucistia > Class Phaeophyceae > Order Desmarestiales > Family Desmarestiaceae > Genus Desmarestia

Desmarestia viridis (O.F.Müller) J.V.Lamouroux, 1813

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DesmarestiaJ.V.Lamouroux, 1813accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: blød kællingehår sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: federige Desmarestia sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Swedish: mjukt käringhår


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

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

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

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


additional source

ITIS database




Published in AlgaeBase

External Links

Barcode of Life (12 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (192 publications)
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
GenBank (26 nucleotides; 93 proteins)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Desmarestia viridis (O.F.Müller) J.V.Lamouroux, 1813. 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:145310




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