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Fucus swartzii Turner, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Fucus swartzii Turner 1811: 120, pl. 248, nom. illeg.

Published in: Turner, D. (1809-1811 '1811'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or colored figures and descriptions of the plants referrred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], [1]-148 , [1-2], pl. 135-196 (col. copp. by W.J. Hooker and others). 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 Sargassum swartzii C.Agardh

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

Nomenclatural notes
"Fucus swartzii Turner, the intended basionym of Sargassum swartzii, is not priorable since it is a later homonym of F. swartzii C. Agardh (1815a: 105; type locality: Japan). Sargassum swartzii C. Agardh is treated as a nomen novum in accordance with Art. 58.3. The earlier homonym was referred by Yoshida (1983: 142%u2013143, 148) to Sargassum thunbergii (Mertens ex Roth) Kuntze (1880: 215, 228) (Fucus thunbergii Mertens ex Roth, 1806: 104%u2013105, pl. III; syntype localities: China; Japan) without infraspecific recognition in contrast to earlier authors who recognized var. swartzii (Kützing, 1849: 635) and forma swartzii (Okamura, 1923 [1923%u20131928]: 8)." (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996). - (20 Oct 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Unknown (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 700). Notes: Noro et al. (1994: 27) give the following data: Type locality : Indian Ocean; Isotype specimen: MEL 696669.

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Noro, T., Ajisaka, T. & Yoshida, T. (1994). Species of Sargassum subgenus Sargassum (Fucales) with compressed primary branches. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 23-31. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.

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