Fucus verruculosus Mertens, nom. illeg.
Fucus verruculosus Mertens 1819: 186, pl. 15 [left], nom. illeg.
Published in: Mertens, H. (1819). Mémoire sur plusieurs espèces de Fucus, nouvelles ou peu connues, observées dans la collection du Muséum. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle [Paris] 5: 172-190, pls 13-15.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phyllotricha verruculosa (C.Agardh) R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered with small wart-like outgrowths (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus verruculosus Bertoloni. - (16 Jan 2009) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Western Australia (probably King George Sound or Esperance) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 706). Type: PC (Womersley 1987: 429). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Womersley (1987: 429) for more information on the type locality of this species.
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.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 December 2012 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 May 2019.