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Chorda is a genus of thalloid brown algae including two species. Its members are known by a number of common names including: mermaid's fishing line, tsurumo, ruálach, doruithe briain, sea laces, mermaids line, roccálach, ruadhálach, gemeine meersaite, bootlace weed, seatwine, zottige meersaite, dead men's ropes, mermaid's tresses, cat gut and sea lace.[1]

Chorda filum Crouan.jpg
Chorda filum
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Laminariales
Family: Chordaceae
Dumortier, 1822
Genus: Chorda
Stackhouse, 1797

Chorda filum
Chorda rigida


The valid species currently considered to belong to this genus are:


  1. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Chorda". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

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