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.
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
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 19 April 2019.