Fucus muscoides 1753
Fucus muscoides Linnaeus 1753: 1161
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera
relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
Publication date: 1 May 1753
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acanthophora muscoides (Linnaeus) Bory
Type locality: Ascension Island (Silva & al. 1996: 469). Type: LINN?
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling a moss (Neal 1993).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
Jong, Y.S.D.M. de, Hitipeuw, C. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1999). A taxonomic, phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the genus Acanthophora (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Blumea 44: 217-249.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 March 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Fuentes, J.M. & Niell, F.X. (1985). La entidad taxonómica de Fucus muscoides (Cotton) Feldmann: interpretación de un experimento de trasplante. Investigacion Pesquera 49(3): 435-438.
Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2001). A muscoides-like Fucus from a Maine salt marsh: its origin, ecology and taxonomic implications. Rhodora 103(914): 172-201.
Wynne, M.J. & Magne, F. (1991). Concerning the name Fucus muscoides (Cotton) J. Feldmann et Magne. Cryptogamie, Algologie 12: 55-65.
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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 20 April 2021.