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Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus

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Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin
New Quay, Co. Clare, Ireland; older contorted plants at MLWN. 29 Mar 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; mid-shore rockpools; plants to 150 mm long. 26 Mar 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; on corallines in rock pool. 18 Apr 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; young plants on limpets in mid-tide pools. 14 Apr 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin
Muigh Inis, Co. Galway, Ireland; in upper-shore pools on corallines. 13 Apr 2006. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Pterothamnion ptilota (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Nägeli

Dumontia contorta (S.G.Gmelin) Ruprecht Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland
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Publication details
Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin 1768: 181, pl. 22: fig. 1

Published in: Gmelin, S.G. (1768). Historia fucorum. pp. [i-xii], [i]-239, [i]-6 expl. tab., 35 plates [1A, IB, IIA, IIB, III-XXXIII]. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Ex typographia Academiae scientiarum.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dumontia contorta (S.G.Gmelin) Ruprecht

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Ad litus Scheuelingense prope Hagam comium e mari reiectum Cel. Pallas (Gmelin 1768: 181). Lectotype: Illustration in Gmelin (pl. 22: fig. 1) (epitype) (Irvine 1983: 14).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Ruprecht, F.J. (1850). Algae ochotenses. Die ersten sicheren Nachrichten über die Tange des Ochotskischen Meeres. pp. 1-243, 10 pls. St. Petersburg: Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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