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Fucus edulis S.G.Gmelin

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


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Fucus edulis S.G.Gmelin
1. Upper portion showing bifurcate tips. 2. Fragment with cystocarps. 3. Longitudinal section through cystocarp. 4. Habitat (overgrowing the lobster farm constructions at Mot Island, Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam).. 29 Feb 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru). © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Fucus edulis S.G.Gmelin
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).


Melobesia patena J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Gracilaria edulis (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva Tanzania
© Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se)

Publication details
Fucus edulis S.G.Gmelin 1768: 113

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 Hydropuntia edulis (S.G.Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
According to INA cites "Alga coralloides, Rumph. herb. Amb... VI. p. 181t. 76, A.B.C. et t. 74. f. 3". - (30 May 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to Ohno et al. (1999) and Millar & Xia (1997), this is the basionym of Gracilaria edulis (Gmelin) Silva.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: 'India orientalis' (South & Skelton 2003: 722). Notes: According to Millar & Xia (1997), the type locality is Indonesia.

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Source of current name
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Key references
Gurgel, C.F.D. & Fredericq, S. (2004). Systematics of the Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): a critical assessment based on rbcL sequence analysis. Journal of Phycology 40: 138-159.

Lewmanomont, K. (1994). The species of Gracilaria from Thailand. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 135-148. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-031].

Millar, A.J.K. & Xia, B.M. (1997). Studies on terete species of Australian Gracilaria. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.6, pp. 103-109. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Ohno, M., Terada, R. & Yamamoto, H. (1999). The species of Gracilaria from Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 99-111. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Phang, S.-M. (1994). Some species of Gracilaria from Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 125-134. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 24 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 05 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Manga, N. & Hughes, G. (1981). Heavy metal concentrations in Fucus vesiculosus, Mytilus edulis and Littorina littorea from Carlingford Lough. Irish Naturalists' Journal 20: 302-304.
Parusel, E.S. (1991). Brown algae (Fucus vesiculosus f. mytili) entangled by blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) - a beneficial status of nutrient supply?. British Phycological Journal 26: 93.

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