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Fucus clavifer Turner

Publication details
Fucus clavifer Turner 1807: 126-127, pl. 57

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 Caulerpa racemosa (Forsskål) J.Agardh

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Belton et al. (2014: 50), F. clavifer Turner is illegitimate being a later homonym of F. clavifer Forrskal 1775. [The latter is not cited in INA]. They consider F. clavifer Turner, nom. illeg. and F. uvifer Turner, nom. illeg. to be synonyms of Caulerpa racemosa. - (1 Apr 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Red Sea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 833).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Papenfuss, G.F. & Egerod, L.E. (1957). Notes on South African marine Chlorophyceae. Phytomorphology 7: 82-93.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 24 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 22 June 2010 by Wendy Guiry

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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 26 September 2018.

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