Fucus zosteroides J.V. , nom. illeg.
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. xxiv + 85, XXXVI plates. Agen & Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Raymond Nouvel & Chez Treuttel et Würtz.
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.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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
This is a marine species.
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. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2018.