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Fucus retortus Mertens

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

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Fucus retortus Mertens
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia.. 01 Mar 2002. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia.
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Fucus retortus Mertens 1819: 185-186

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.
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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 Cystophora retorta (Mertens) J.Agardh

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: not specified ("Novae Hollandiae") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 646). Type: PC (Womersley 1987: 392). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Womersley (1964: 92) for more information on the type locality of this species.

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Source of current name
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.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 November 2018.

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