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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Chromista (kingdom)  »  Ochrophyta (phylum)  »  Phaeophyceae (class)  »  Laminariales (order)  »  Laminariaceae (family)

CAAB Code: 54 076001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Macrocystis pyrifera   (Linnaeus) C. Agardh, 1820

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 54 - Phaeophyta Brown algae (seaweeds)
Family: 54 76 Laminariaceae (kelps (brown algae)) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5301): Giant Kelp
Common Name: giant kelp
Common Names List: string kelp
Organism Type: a kelp (brown alga)
Synonyms: Macrocystis angustifolia
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 54 076901     Macrocystis spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
54 079002, 54 079001
Taxon Notes:This species is also known from the temperate Pacific coast of South America, and the temperate North Pacific.

AFD NZOR-6-48180
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2020-02-04
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Cowan, R. Huisman, J., Compilers, Australian Marine Algal Name Index (AMANI), on-line publication. - as at August 2000
Scientific Name
verified against
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: at VLIZ.
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