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Fucus virsoides J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus

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Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Murano, Venice Lagoon, Italy. 09 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Murano, Venice Lagoon, Italy. 09 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Burano, Venice Lagoon; quay steps. 09 Jun 2008. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Burano, Venice Lagoon; quay steps. 09 Jun 2008. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Detail of eggs after release. Mid littoral zone, Izola, Slovenia. 24 May 1998. Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net). © Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Detail of release of eggs from conceptacles. Mid littoral zone, Izola, Slovenia. 24 May 1998. Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net). © Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Detail of conceptacle with eggs. Mid littoral zone, Izola, Slovenia. 24 May 1998. Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net). © Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Detail of antheridia (male reproductive organs). Mid littoral zone, Izola, Slovenia.. 24 May 1998. Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net). © Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net).

Fucus virsoides J.Agardh
Detail of antheridia (male reproductive organs). Mid littoral zone, Izola, Slovenia. 24 May 1998. Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net). © Claudio Battelli (claudio_battelli@t-2.net).

 

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Fucus virsoides J.Agardh Murano, Venice Lagoon, Italy
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Publication details
Fucus virsoides J.Agardh 1868: 42

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1868). Bidrag till kännedomen om Spetsbergens alger. Tilläg till föregående afhandling. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, Nye Följd 7(8): [27] 28-49, pl. III.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus virsoides var. subemersus-minor Schiffner
Fucus virsoides var. longifructus Forti 1931
Fucus virsoides var. subvesiculosus Forti 1931
Fucus virsoides f. australis Schiffner 1933
Fucus virsoides f. denudatus Schiffner 1938
Fucus virsoides f. normalis Schiffner 1938
Fucus virsoides f. subnudus Schiffner 1938
Fucus virsoides f. angustus Schiffner 1939
Fucus virsoides f. minusculus Linardic 1949

Distributional notes
It is very likely that Fucus virsoides is the only species of this genus occuring in the Adriatic Sea; records of Fucus under other names are very probably misidentifications (Furnari et al., 1999). Cormaci et al. (2012: 296) say that this species occurs mainly in the northern Adriatic, from the Venice Lagoon to Dalmatia, but is very rare on the coasts of Albania.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
"In adriatico frequens" [Adriatic Sea] (Agardh 1868: 42).

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Sfriso, A. (2011). Ochrophyta (Phaeophyceae e Xanthophyceae). Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-234, pls 1-51. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Battelli, C. (2016). Disappearance of Fucus virsoides J. Agardh from the Slovenian coast (Gulf of Trieste, northern Adriatic). Annales Series Historia Naturalis 26(1): 1-12.
Cerma, E., Baradel, P. & Chimenti, M. (1968). Richerche sull'acido alginico del Fucus virsoides. Boll. Soc. Adriatica Sci. Trieste 56(2): 226-233.
Forti, A. (1931). Description de plusieurs formes de Fucus virsoides de l’Adriatique. In: Travaux Cryptogamiques dédiés à Louis Mangin. (Anon. Eds), pp. 177-187. Paris: Laboratoire de Cryptogamie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.
Lipizer M., Bressan G., Catalano G. & Ghirardelli L.A. (1995). Adaptability of Fucus virsoides J.Ag. (Fucales, Chromophycophyta) to habitat variations in the Gulf of Trieste, North Adriatic Sea. Oebalia 21: 51-59.
Munda, I.M. & Veber, M. (1996). Simultaneous effects of trace metals and excess nutrients on the Adriatic seaweed Fucus virsoides (Don.) J. Ag. (Phaeophyceae, Fucales). Botanica Marina 39: 297-309.
Munda, I.M. (1972). Seasonal and ecologically conditioned variations in the Fucus virsoides association from the Istrian coast (northern Adriatic). Dissertationes SAZU, Ljubljana 15: 1-33.
Orlando-Bonaca, M., Mannoni, P.-A., Poloniato, D. & Falace, A. (2013). Assessment of Fucus virsoides distribution in the Gulf of Trieste (Adriatic Sea) and its relation to environmental variables. Botanica Marina 56(5/6): 451-459.
Zavodnik, D. (1967). The community of Fucus virsoides (Don.) J. Ag. on a rocky shore near Rovinj (northern Adriatic). Thalassia Jugosl. 3: 105-113.
Zavodnik, N. (1973). Seasonal variations in rate of photosynthetic activity and chemical composition of the littoral seaweeds common to north Adriatic. Part I. Fucus virsoides (Don) J. Ag.. Botanica Marina 16: 155-165.

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