BIOTIC Species Information for Chorda filum
Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Stefan Kraan
Scientific nameChorda filum Common nameSea lace or Dead man's rope
MCS CodeZR345 Recent SynonymsChorda filum var thrix

PhylumChromophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassPhaeophyceae
Subclass OrderLaminariales
Suborder FamilyChordaceae
GenusChorda Speciesfilum

Additional InformationOther common names include mermaid's tresses and cat gut.
Taxonomy References South & Burrows, 1967, Guiry & Nic Dhonncha, 2002,
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