Ulvaria fusca ( )
Ulvaria fusca (Wittrock) Vinogradova 1967: 115
Original publication: Vinogradova, K.L. (1967). De genere Ulvaria (Ulvales) in maribus URSS invento. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Non Vascularium 1967: 110-121.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Ulvaria splendens (Ruprecht) Vinogradova
Monostroma fuscum Wittrock
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), a sombre brown, but often used to indicate darkness of colour (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
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Detailed distribution with sources
(as Monostroma splendens (Ruprecht) Wittrock)
Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Papenfuss 1964).
(as Monostroma fuscum f. splendens (Ruprecht) Collins)
Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936).
North America: California (Miller 2012).
Atlantic Islands: Greenland (Pedersen 2011).
Nielsen & Gunnarsson (2001: 91) record the authorities for this species as (Postels & Rupr.) Rupr..
Selivanova & Zhigadlova (2009: 325) note that Ulvaria splendens Ruprecht is widely known under the name Ulvaria fusca (Postels & Ruprecht) Ruprecht emend. Vinogradova (1967: 115) but add that in her later work, Vinogradova (1974), with reference to Bliding (1968), stated that the name U. fusca was illegal and accordingly, the correct name for this species should be U. splendens Ruprecht (Vinogradova 1974). They note that this opinion is shared by most Russian phycologists. Brodie et al. (2007: 103) cite Ulvaria fusca Ruprecht 1850: 218 (presumably nom. nov.; see Bliding, 1968: 582). - (6 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry
Source of synonymy
Vinogradova, K.L. (1967). De genere Ulvaria (Ulvales) in maribus URSS invento. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Non Vascularium 1967: 110-121.
Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
Selivanova, O.N. & Zhigadlova, G.G. (2009). Marine benthic algae of the South Kamchatka state wildlife sanctuary (Kamchatka, Russia). Botanica Marina 52(4): 317-329.
Shimada, S., Hiraoka, M., Nabata, S., Lima, M. & Masuda, M. (2003). Molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Japanese Ulva and Enteromorpha (Ulvales, Ulvophyceae), with special reference to the free-floating Ulva. Phycological Research 51(2): 99-108.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Ulvaria&species=fusca
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Ulvaria&Species=fusca
Created: 01 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 April 2012 by Michael Guiry
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:102287