Fucus nootkanus Esper 1802: 30, pl. CXXV: figs 1, 2
Original publication: Esper, E.J.C. (1802). Icones fucorum cum characteribus systematicis, synonimis (sic) auctorum et descriptionibus novarum specierum. Abbildungen der Tange mit beygefügten systematischen Kennzeichen, Anführungen der Schriftsteller, und Beschribungen der neuen Gattungen. Zweyter Theil. Part 1. pp. -53 [sic], pls CXII-CXXXV. Nürnberg: Raspe.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Hypnea nidifica J.Agardh
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 298) write "Bory de Saint-Vincent (1828 [1826-1829]: 157-158), believing that a collection made by Dumont d'Urville at Concepción, Chile matched the protologue of Fucus nootkanus Esper (1802 [1802-1808]: 30, pl. CXXV; type locality: Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada), transferred Esper's species to Hypnea but unnecessarily changed the epithet to esperi ['esperii']. Hypnea esperi is thus an illegitimate name to be retained in the synonymy of F. nootkanus. The identity of F. nootkanus is uncertain. J. Agardh (1851 [1851-1863]: 451) thought that it might be conspecific with his new species, Hypnea nidifica J. Agardh (l.c.; type locality: Hawaiian Islands). Doty (1947b: 164) thought that it was conspecific with Pikea californica Harvey (1853: 246-247), while P. Silva (1953: 225-226) thought that it was conspecific with Bonnemaisonia californica Buffham (1896: 181-182, pl. IX: figs. 8-10). Examination of an isotype specimen (in BM) by Silva (unpublished) has revealed an associated biota indicative of tropical or subtropical waters, thus eliminating Nootka Sound as the provenance and supporting J. Agardh's opinion." - (17 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
Hypnea esperi Bory (1828: 157) was superfluous, and thus illegitimate, when published (Silva, Meñez & Moe, 1987: 50), being a substitute name for Fucus nootkeanus Esper (1802: 30, pl. 125).
Source of synonymy
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.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Fucus&species=nootkanus
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=Fucus&Species=nootkanus
Created: 07 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 June 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.