Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1822

Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh

Current name: Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh
Hawaii; scale 1 mm - 15 August 2011. J.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1822: 223

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.

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Publication date: probably Oct 1822

Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Grateloupia.

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

Delesseria filicina J.V.Lamouroux

Type Information
Type locality: Trieste, Italy; (De Clerck et al. 2005: 392) Notes: The type is that of the replaced name, Fucus filicinus Wulfen, nom. illeg., from the Adriatic.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fern-like (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Compressed, tufted, dark purplish brown fronds, to 120 mm high, main axis 1-4 mm broad. Once or twice pinnate, axes and branchlets tapered at base and apex.

On rock in pools. mid-intertidal to shallow subtidal, sporadic, often locally common; SW England and Wales, S and W Ireland north to Donegal.

Similar Species
Plants referred to as Grateloupia filicina var. luxurians A. Gepp & E. S. Gepp are found on pebbles and shells in open muddy and sandy estuarine habitats in Hampshire and Dorset. This entity, which is very much larger than Grateloupia filicina var. filicina at up to 500 mm in length represents an immigrant of perhaps Australian origin, the first European record of which was from the Isle of Wight, in 1949.

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

Last updated: 02 August 2023

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 August 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 May 2024

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