Higher Classification: > Kingdom Plantae > Division Rhodophyta > Subdivision Eurhodophytina > Class Florideophyceae > Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae > Order Gigartinales > Family Phyllophoraceae > Genus Mastocarpus

Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackhouse) Guiry, 1984

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MastocarpusKützing, 1843accepted genus name
Petrocelis J.Agardh, 1851 synonym

Species group names

Gigartina stellata (Stackhouse) Batters, 1902 synonym
Petrocelis cruenta J.Agardh, 1851 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): vorteflik (fjæreflekk) sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: algae sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: kernwier sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: false carragheen moss; false Irish moss sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: False Irish Moss sources: Charles Hussey
 French: gigartine sources: Sheridan, S.; Massin, C. (1998). Guide de la faune et flore sous-marine de Zelande. Commission Scientifique LIFRAS. 320 pp.
 Norwegian: vorteflik (fjæreflekk) sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: vorteflik (fjæreflekk)
 Norwegian Nynorsk: vorteflik (fjøreflekk)
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): vorteflik (fjøreflekk)


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

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





Published in AlgaeBase

External Links

Barcode of Life (23 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (45 nucleotides; 44 proteins)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackhouse) Guiry, 1984. 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:145650




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