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About the species lists

The species lists are revised versions of the algae lists published in:
Brattegard T & Holthe T (editors), 1997: Distribution of marine, benthic macro-organisms in Norway. Research Report for DN 1997-1. Directorate for Nature Management.

Revised electronic versions of the algae lists of this report have kindly been made available to us by the authors (J Rueness, T Brattegard, TE Lein, R Küfner Lein, A Pedersen & AC Sørlie).

Classification and taxonomic revisions follow "AlgaeBase"::
Guiry MD & Guiry GM 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org.

Norwegian names of algae are according to:
Blyttia 1/1990 Årgang 48: 57-63. Norske algenavn. Liste utarbeidet av algenavnkomitéen nedsatt av Norsk Botanisk Forening 1978 og 1987. (Norwegian names of algae).

English names of algae are from various sources:
Hiscock S (1979). A field key to the British brown seaweeds (Phaeophyta). Field Studies 5: 1-44

Morrissey J, Kraan S & Guiry MD (2001). A guide to Commercially Important Seaweeds on the Irish Coast. Published by Bord Iascaigh Mhara/Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Dublin.

The web-page "British Isles Seaweed Images":

Corrections and maintenance of the lists:
Taxonomic revisions of names of species will be carried out at irregular intervals, by using published taxonomic revisions and keeping taxonomy in accordance with current names on the web-page AlgaeBase.
However, we take the full responsibility for all errors that may appear in the list, and we shall be very grateful to receive corrections.
Please contact us through the Contact-function of the web-page.













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