Blidingia marginata

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Blidingia marginata
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Ulvales
Family: Kornmanniaceae
Genus: Blidingia
Species: B. marginata
Binomial name
Blidingia marginata
(J.Agardh) P.J.L.Dangeard
  • Enteromorpha marginata J.Agardh
  • Enteromorpha nana var. marginata (J.Agardh) V.J.Chapman

Blidingia marginata is a species of seaweed in the Ulvaceae family.[2]


The species is 2–5 centimetres (0.79–1.97 in) high, 100–200 µm (4–8×10−3 in) wide and 12–100 micrometres (0.00047–0.00394 in) thick. It has 15-20 cells, each of which is 10 micrometres (0.00039 in) long.[3]


It can be found in such African countries as Azores, South Africa,[2] Algeria, and Morocco.[1] It can be found in various gulfs, oceans and seas such as Gulf of Maine and Gulf of Mexico, in Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.[2] It is also common on Bermuda, Cuba, and Tristan da Cunha.[1] The North American distribution is varied by state in the United States but can be found in Canada and Mexico as well. The states that carry the species are Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia,[3] Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey. In Asia it is found only in Japan while in South America it is found in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.[1]

Australasian distribution[edit]

It is found in New Zealand and southern Australia where it is found in Recherche Archipelago,[4] Streaky Bay, Ardrossan and Port Adelaide.[5]

European distribution[edit]

In Europe, it is found in Belgium, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden,[2] and United Kingdom.[1] It is also common on the shores of Portugal and Norway.[3]


The species is commonly found with Juncus species.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Blidingia marginata (J.Agardh) P.J.L.Dangeard". AlgaeBase. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Guiry, Michael D (2013). "Blidingia marginata (J.Agardh) P.J.L.Dangeard, 1958". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Craig W. Schneider & Richard B. Searles (1991). "Seaweeds of the Southeastern United States: Cape Hatteras to Cape Canaveral": 40. ISBN 0-8223-1101-1. 
  4. ^ Womersley, H.B.S. (1953). "The Archipelago of the Recherche. IIIb. Marine algae". 1 (3). Australian Geographical Society: 36–39. 
  5. ^ "Blidingia marginata (J. Agardh) P. Dangeard, 1958". Electronic Flora of South Australia Species. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bliding, C. (1963). "A critical survey of European taxa in Ulvales. Part I. Capsosiphon, Percursaria, Blidingia, Enteromorpha". 8 (3). Opera Botanica: 1–160. 
  • Brodie, J.; Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). "Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland". London: British Phycological Society: 1–242. 
  • Chapman, V.J. (1956). "The marine algae of New Zealand. Part I. Myxophyceae and Chlorophyceae". 55 (360). Linn. Soc. Bot.: 333–501. 
  • Burrows, E.M. (1991). "Seaweeds of the British Isles". 2. London: Natural History Museum Publications: 1–238. 
  • Dangeard, P.J.L. (1958). "La reproduction et le développement de l'Enteromorpha marginata Ag. et le rattachement de cette espéce au genre Blidingia". Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris. 246: 347–351. 
  • Dangeard, P.J.L. (1958). "Observations sur quelques Ulvacées du Maroc". 42. Le Botaniste: 5–63. 
  • Dangeard, P.J.L. (1961). "Quelques particularites du genre Blidingia". 44. Le Botaniste: 193–208. 
  • Ding, L. & Luan, R. (2013). "Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus IV Chlorophyta No. I Ulotrichales Chaetophorales, Phaeophilales Ulvales Acrosiphoniales". Beijing: Science Press: 1–173. 
  • Hamel, G. (1930). "Chlorophycées des côtes francaises". Paris. 
  • Lindstrom, S.C.; Hanic, L.A. & Golden, L. (2006). "Studies of the green alga Percursaria dawsonii (=Blidingia dawsonii comb. nov., Kornmanniaceae, Ulvales) in British Columbia". 54 (1). Phycological Research: 40–56. 
  • Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). "Algues de Roscoff". Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff. Roscoff: 1–215. 
  • Pedroche, F.F.; Silva, P.C.; Aguilar-Rosas, L.E.; Dreckmann, K.M.; Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). "Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota". Ensenada, México: Autonomous University of Baja California: 17–146. 
  • Sfriso, A. (2011). "Chlorophyta multicellulari e fanerogame acquatiche". Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: 1–318.