Phyllophora pseudoceranoïdes (S.G.Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A.Taylor ex P.S.Dixon & L.M.Irvine 1977

Phyllophora pseudoceranoïdes (S.G.Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A.Taylor ex P.S.Dixon & L.M.Irvine

Phyllophora pseudoceranoïdes (S.G.Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A.Taylor ex P.S.Dixon & L.M.IrvineSilver Strand, Galway Bay, Ireland; lower-shore roack-pools - 05 April 2012. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Phyllophora pseudoceranoïdes (S.G.Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A.Taylor ex P.S.Dixon & L.M.Irvine 1977: 223

Published in: Newroth, P.R. & Taylor, A.R.A. (1971). The nomenclature of the North Atlantic species of Phyllophora Greville. Phycologia 10: 93-97.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllophora is Phyllophora rubens (Linnaeus) Greville.

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

Fucus pseudoceranoïdes S.G.Gmelin

Type Information
Type locality: England; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 223) Lectotype: BM-SL; (Newroth & Taylor 1971: 95, fig 3) Notes: See also Dixon & Irvine (1977: 223).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cartilaginous, purplish or reddish-brown fronds, to 100 mm high, with narrow, cylindrical, irregularly dichotomously branched stipes arising from small discoid holdfasts and expanding into flat fan-shaped laminae.

Shady sides of pools in lower intertidal and on rock subtidally. Widely distributed, frequent.

Similar Species
Phyllophora sicula, rasre on southern and western coasts occurs on rock in the extreme lower intertidal in Ireland and England; its fronds are less divided and arise in clusters from a thin, expanded, discoid base frequently buried in sand.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 11 August 2022

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