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Fucus myrica S.G.Gemlin

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


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Fucus myrica S.G.Gemlin
Cystoseira myrica var. occidentalis. Excicata identificada como Cystoseira myrica por D. Zúñiga. Foto: Mayrene Guimaris..

Fucus myrica S.G.Gemlin
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Fucus myrica S.G.Gemlin
KwaZulu-Natal. O. Dargent. © O. Dargent.


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Cystoseira myrica (S.G.Gmelin) C.Agardh Cystoseira myrica var. occidentalis. Excicata identificada como Cystoseira myrica por D. Zúñiga. Foto: Mayrene Guimaris.

Publication details
Fucus myrica S.G.Gemlin 1768: 88, pl. III: fig. 1

Published in: Gmelin, S.G. (1768). Historia fucorum. pp. [i-xii], [i]-239, [i]-6 expl. tab., 35 plates [1A, IB, IIA, IIB, III-XXXIII]. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Ex typographia Academiae scientiarum.
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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 Polycladia myrica (S.G.Gmelin) Draima, Ballesteros, F.Rousseau & T.Thibaut

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Mare mediterraneum? ad Littora Kamtschatica quoque legit Kraschenninikow" Collector: Kraschenninikow (Gmelin 1768: 88). Notes: The type locality as reported by Gmelin “Locus Mare mediterraneum? ad Littora Kamtschatica quoque legit Kraschennikiow” is clearly inconsistent (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 47). Siberia: Kamchatka Peninsula (LT fide C. Agardh 1820) (Index Nominum Algarum).

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.

Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Ballesteros, E., Rousseau, F. & Thibaut, T. (2010). DNA sequence data demonstrate the polyphyly of the genus Cystoseira and other Sargassaceae genera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1329-1345.

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