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Fucus edentatus Bachelot de la Pylaie

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus


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Fucus edentatus Bachelot de la Pylaie
Nudibranch Pt., Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).


Publication details
Fucus edentatus Bachelot de la Pylaie 1830: 82, pl. 17

Published in: Bachelot de la Pylaie, A.J.M. (1830 '1829'). Flora de l'Ile Terre-Neuve et des Iles Saint Pierre et Miclon. Livraison [Algae]. pp. 1-128. Paris: Typographie de A. Firmin Didot, rue Jacob, No. 24.
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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 Fucus distichus subsp. edentatus (Bachelot de La Pylaie) H.T.Powell

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus inflatus f. typicus Kjellman 1890

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: "Cette espèce vit sur les rochers de la côte extérieur de l'îles St.-Pierre, depuis la partiemeridionale jusqu'au Nord-Ouest : je l'ai rencontée à Miclon sur les rochers situés a I'ex­tremite orientale de la chaîne des montagnes de Mirande; et dans la partie Nord-Est de Terre-Neuve, à la Baie-aux-Lièvres, aux environs du Quirpont etc.; je la crois répandue tout autour de l'île. (Bachelot de la Pylaie 1830: 84). Type: PC?

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Source of current name
Powell, H.T. (1957). Studies in the genus Fucus L. I. Fucus distichus L. emend. Powell. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 36: 407-432.

Key references
Coleman, M.A. & Brawley, S.H. (2005). Variability in temperature and historical patterns in reproduction in the Fucus distichus complex (Heterokontophyta, Phaeophyceae): implications for speciation and the collection of herbarium specimens. Journal of Phycology 41: 1110-1119.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Zinova, A.D. (1953). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Manual for identification of the brown algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-224. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.

Created: 23 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

McLachlan, J. (1974). Effects of temperature and light on growth and development of embryos of Fucus edentatus and F. distichus ssp. distichus. Canadian Journal of Botany 52: 943-951.
McLachlan, J. (1977). Effects of nutrients on growth and development of embryos of Fucus edentatus Pyl. (Phaeophyceae, Fucales). Phycologia 16: 329-338.
Powell, H.T. (1981). The occurrence of Fucus distichus subsp. edentatus in Macduff harbour, Scotland — the first record for mainland Britain. British Phycological Journal 16: 139.
Strömgren, T. (1985). Effect of light on apical length growth of Fucus distichus ssp. edentatus (Phaeophyta).. Marine Biology, Berlin 86: 263-269.
Thom, R.M. (1983). Spatial and temporal patterns of Fucus distichus ssp. edentatus (de la Pyl.) Pow. (Phaeophyceae: Fucales) in central Puget Sound. Botanica Marina 26: 471-486.

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