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Fucus rubens Linnaeus 1753

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

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Fucus rubens Linnaeus
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Fucus rubens Linnaeus
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Fucus rubens Linnaeus
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus rubens Linnaeus
Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland. 26 May 1994. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus rubens Linnaeus
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; drift. 08 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus rubens Linnaeus
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; drift. 08 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Phycodrys rubens (Linnaeus) Batters Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Fucus rubens Linnaeus 1753: 1162

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.
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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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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 Phycodrys rubens (Linnaeus) Batters

Type information
Type locality: unlocalised ("in Oceano") (Athanasiadis 1996: 114). Holotype: undated; L 910.128.1044 Notes: Dixon, 1964, fig. 1

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), reddish (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus rubens Linnaeus)
Atlantic Islands: Iceland (Hooker 1811).

Europe: Ireland (Tighe 1803), Spain (Roxas Clemente y Rubio 1807).

Source of current name
Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.

Key references
Dixon, P.S. (1964). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the Florideae. IV. Botaniska Notiser 117: 56-78, 2 figs.

Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.

Created: 19 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 March 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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