Fucus virgatus Mertens, nom. illeg.
Fucus virgatus Mertens 1819: 177, nom. illeg.
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: not specified ("in mari Indico") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 706). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting C. Agardh (1920a: 10) for more information on the type locality of this species.
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.
Created: 03 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 June 2010 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 January 2019.