Virsodes vesiculosum (Linnaeus) Kuntze

Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus

Fucus vesiculosus LinnaeusSpiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; holdfast on granite - 30 June 2003. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Virsodes vesiculosum (Linnaeus) Kuntze

Type Species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: "Habitat in Mari Atlantico" (Atlantic Ocean); (Linnaeus 1753: 1158) Type: LINN; 1274.48 (Spencer & al. 2009: 252)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), covered with little bladders or blisters (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a species.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 July 2006

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 July 2006. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 13 August 2022

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