Fucus wrightii Turner 1811
Fucus wrightii Turner 1811: 31, 32, pl. 148
Published in: Turner, D. (1809-1811 '1811'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or colored figures and descriptions of the plants referrred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], -148 , [1-2], pl. 135-196 (col. copp. by W.J. Hooker and others). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria wrightii (Turner) J.Agardh
Syntype localities: "On the shores of the West Indies. Dr. Wright. Red Sea. Lord Valentia." [Jamaica and Red Sea] (Turner 1809-1811: 32). Syntypes: BM?
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Because it has two syntype localities (Red Sea and West Indies) and nobody seems to have chosen and taxonomically determined the identity of a lectotype, it is impossible to be certain as to what it applies to. It is unlikely that the same species occurs in the Red Sea and in the Caribbean but until a lectotype is selected, the application name remains uncertain. One could argue that as the epithet "wrightii" is used and the material was collected by Dr William Wright (1735-1819), almost certainly in Jamaica, the material from the Caribbean should logically be the lectotype, but this is not mandatory. - (20 Jul 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
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
Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Created: 02 June 2010 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 14 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Kajiwara, T., Katayama, S., Abe, M. & Hatanaka, A. (1984). Male gamete-attracting activities of hermaphrodite brown algae Pelvetia wrightii and Fucus evanescens. Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Scientific Fisheries 50: 1953.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 October 2021.