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Fucus muricatus Turner, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Fucus muricatus Turner 1808: 107, pl. 112, nom. illeg.

Published in: Turner, D. (1808-1809 '1809'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or coloured figures and descriptions of the plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], [1]-164, [1-2], pls 72-134 (col. copp. W.J. Hooker). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
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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 Cystoseira trinodis (Forsskål) C.Agardh

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered wiith short, hard points.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: not F. muricatus S.G. Gmelin 1768. - (8 Feb 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Sunda Strait, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 650). Type: G. Watts; (Silva 1996-to date Notes: The plants figured by Turner were collected by Mr G. Watts.

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Key references
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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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 25 September 2018.

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