Cystoseira usneoides (Linnaeus) M.Roberts with Sargassum muticum, upper subtidal, Islas Cíes, Galicia, Spain, 2012
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Fucus usneoides Linnaeus 1759: 1345
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1759). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Editio decima revisa. Vol. 2 pp. 825-1384. Holmiae [Stockholm]: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Treptacantha usneoides (Linnaeus) Orellana & Sansón
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the lichen genus Usnea.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Oceano Indico" [Indian Ocean] (Linnaeus 1763: 1629). Holotype: LINN sheet 1274.11 (Roberts 1968: 264, pl. 5). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Linnaeus (1763: 1629) for further information regarding the type locality of this species. The type sheet (LINN 1274.11) has "usneoides" crossed out and "granularis" inserted. It is currently (July 2019) databased as "Fucus granularis" [perhaps "granulatus" was intended"], an unpublished name. No locality is evident on sheet. Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 900) consider "Oceano Indico" an error. Such errors of provenance are not uncommon in Linnaeus's materials.
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
Orellana, S., Hernández, M. & Sansón, M. (2019). Diversity of Cystoseira sensu lato (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean based on morphological and DNA evidence, including Carpodesmia gen. emend. and Treptacantha gen. emend.. European Journal of Phycology 54(3): 447-465 [1-20], 85 figs, 3 tables.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 30 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.