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Fucus zosteroides J.V.Lamouroux, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Fucus zosteroides J.V.Lamouroux 1805: 25, pl. 22, fig. 3; pl. 23, fig.1, nom. illeg.

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1805). Dissertations sur plusieurs espèces de Fucus, peu connues ou nouvelles; avec leur description en Latin et en Français. pp. [i]-xxiv, [1]-85, plus 36 plates. Agen & Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Raymond Nouvel & Chez Treuttel et Würtz.
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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 Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the genus Zostera, a sea-grass.

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

Nomenclatural notes
De Clerck (2003) notes that the citation of Ulva punctata Stackhouse as a synonym, obliged Lamouroux to use the previously published name Fucus punctatus Stackhouse; he concluded that Fucus zosteroides J.V. Lamouroux should thus be interpreted as a superfluous and hence illegitimate new name, rather than as a new species. Lamouroux (1809: 42) subsequently placed F. zosteroides in synonymy with D. dichotoma. - (20 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine 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
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 June 2019.

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