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.
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. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2018.