A Check-list of the Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland

This is a comprehensive checklist of British and Irish seaweeds and includes accepted scientific names and a taxonomic hierarchy. Common names and synonyms are not included. The list is based upon Hardy, F.G. & Guiry, M.D. (2003). A Check-list and Atla

This is a copy of Hardy, F.G. & Guiry, M.D. (2003) as supplied by Mike Guiry on 12/08/2004

This list contains 639 species

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Mike Guiry (Algaebase)
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31 May 2005 
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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