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Fucus viridis O.F.Müller

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


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Fucus viridis O.F.Müller
Peter the Great Bay, Russia. 27 Mar 2012. Oksana Belous. © Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru).

Fucus viridis O.F.Müller
Upper subtidal (Peter the Great Bay, Russia). 09 Mar 2012. O.S. Belous. © Contact: Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Fucus viridis O.F.Müller
British Columbia; electron micrograph of sperm showing anterior rostrum (compare with proboscis of Fucaceae) and long posterior flagellum constructed of proximal 9+2 portion and distal portion formed by continuation of the 2 central microtubules of the a. Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).

Fucus viridis O.F.Müller
Lippe (Hohwacht), Kiel Bight, Baltic Sea, 3m depth. 22 Apr 2004. Dirk Schories. © Dirk Schories (dirk.schories@gmx.de).


Nitophyllum griffithsianum J.Agardh

Desmarestia viridis (O.F.Müller) J.V.Lamouroux Upper subtidal (Peter the Great Bay, Russia)
© Contact: Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru)

Publication details
Fucus viridis O.F.Müller 1782: 5, pl. DCCCXXXVI

Published in: Müller, O.F. (1782). Flora danica. Vol. 5, fasc. 15 pp. 6, Plates 841-900. Havniae [Copenhagen].

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmarestia viridis (O.F.Müller) J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), green (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Sinus Dróbachiense [Drøbak, Norway] (Müller 1782: 5). Lectotype: original illustration (epitype)

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.

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