Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Phaeista > Infraphylum Limnista > Superclass Fucistia > Class Phaeophyceae > Order Laminariales > Family Alariaceae > Genus Alaria

Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville, 1830

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AlariaGreville, 1830accepted genus name

Species group names

Alaria grandifolia J.Agardh, 1872 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: vingetang sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: kelp
 English: dabberlocks sources: BIOTIC
 English-United States: Dabberlocks


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

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

Thomas, M.L.H. (ed.). 1983. Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64. 306 p.

additional source


additional source

ITIS database




Published in AlgaeBase

External Links

Barcode of Life (24 barcodes)
GenBank (61 nucleotides; 59 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (315 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville, 1830. 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:145716




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