Alaria fragilis De A.
Alaria fragilis De A.Saunders 1901: 424, pl. LIV
Published in: Saunders, De A. (1901). Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition XXV. The algae. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences 3: 391-486, 19 pls.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Although widely regarded as a later name for Alaria tenuifolia Setchell, this name was actually published first as Setchell did not validate the name Alaria tenuifolia in Phycotheca Boreali America referring to it as a provisional name (Gayle Hansen, pers. comm.). - (2 Feb 2008) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lane, C.E., Lindstrom, S.C. & Saunders, G.W. (2007). A molecular assessment of northeast Pacific Alaria species (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) with reference to the utility of DNA barcoding . Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 634-648.
Widdowson, T.B. (1971). A taxonomic revision of the genus Alaria Greville. Syesis 4: 11-49.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 February 2010 by M.D. 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 22 February 2019.