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Species details
Internal ID6
Common name(Red alga)
Scientific NameDumontia contorta
Scientific NameDumontia contorta
Scientific Name acceptedDumontia contorta
Aphia ID145228
Aphia ID accepted145228
High GroupAlgae
Tax info classFlorideophyceae
Tax info phylumRhodophyta
Tax info phylum sourcewww.marinespecies.org
Tax info familyDumontiaceae
Tax info orderGigartinales
Arctic regionCanada (James Bay and Ellesmere and Baffin Islands)
Geographical range areaIceland: not mentioned; Iceland (1963); Norway (1998); Norway; Svalbard (n/a); Canada (Arctic): Beaufort Sea (1938), Baffin Sea (1927); Alaska Bering Sea (1889)
Geographical range area sourceCaram & J?nsson (1972); http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?has_geospatial_issue=false&geometry=-36.09 60.98,-36.09 68.42,-8.54 68.42,-8.54 60.98,-36.09 60.98&taxon_key=5279349&year=1963; Jaasund, E. (1965). Aspects of the marine algal vegetation of North Norway. Botanica Gothoburgensia. Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis 4: 1-174 http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?HAS_GEOSPATIAL_ISSUE=false&GEOMETRY=10.21%2068.47%2C10.21%2074.06%2C37.77%2074.06%2C37.77%2068.47%2C10.21%2068.47&TAXON_KEY=5279349; Lee 1980; Lindstrom 1979
Is Marine?Yes
Match typeexact
Invasion details
Year first observation1889
Reference 1Mathieson et al. 2010