Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Phaeista > Infraphylum Limnista > Superclass Fucistia > Class Phaeophyceae > Order Scytosiphonales > Family Scytosiphonaceae > Genus Scytosiphon

Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) Link, 1833

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ScytosiphonC.Agardh, 1820accepted genus name

Species group names

Microspongium gelatinosum Reinke, 1888 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: saucijsjeswier; sausijsjeswier 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.;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.
 English: beanweed sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Beanweed sources: Charles Hussey
 German: geschnürter Schlauchtang sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Swedish: korvsnöre


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

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

additional source

Broady, P.A.; Flint, E.A.; Nelson, W.A.; Cassie Cooper, V.; De Winton, M.D.; Novis, P.M. (2012). Phylum Chlorophyta and Charophyta: green algae, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2012). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 3. Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi. pp. 347-381.

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

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

GenBank (486 nucleotides; 341 proteins)
Barcode of Life (7 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (27 publications)


Guiry, Michael D. (2014). Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) Link, 1833. 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:145869




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Red List status DD 2003This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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