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Fucus confervoides Linnaeus, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Fucus confervoides Linnaeus 1763: 1629, nom. illeg.

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1763). Species plantarum. Vol. 2 pp. 785-1684 (+ 1-64). Stockholm.

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 Gracilariopsis longissima (S.G.Gmelin) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham

Origin of species name
Compound (Latin), resembling the genus Conferva.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus confervoides Hudson, 1762. - (18 Sep 2010) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Steentoft, Irvine & Bird (1991) examined the type of Fucus confervoides Linnaeus and concluded that it represented a species of Gracilariospsis. - (18 Sep 2010) - M.D. Guiry

Specimens reported as Fucus verrucosus, Fucus confervoides, Gracilaria verrucosa and Gracilaria confervoides - in fact, all terete Gracilaria - from the NE Atlantic and elsewhere require individual examination to determine whether they belong to Gracilaria or Gracilariopsis, and then a decision as to which species is in question. - (18 Sep 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Steentoft, M., Irvine, L.M. & Bird, C.J. (1991). Proposal to conserve the type of Gracilaria, nom. cons., as G. compressa and its lectotypification (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Taxon 40: 663-666.

Key references
Jacquin, N.J. (1791 '1789'). Collectanea ad botanicam, chemiam, et historiam naturalem, spectantia cum figuris. Vol. III. In: . ( Eds), pp. [1]-306. Vindobonae [Vienna]: Ex Officina Wappleriana.

Steentoft, M., Irvine, L.M. & Bird, C.J. (1991). Proposal to conserve the type of Gracilaria, nom. cons., as G. compressa and its lectotypification (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Taxon 40: 663-666.

Created: 03 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 31 January 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. 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 25 September 2018.

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