Dumontia contorta (S.G.Gmelin) Ruprecht 1850

Dumontia contorta (S.G.Gmelin) Ruprecht

Dumontia contorta (S.G.Gmelin) RuprechtSpiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland. - 22 April 2012. M.D. Guiry (michael.guiry@algaebase.org)

Publication Details
Dumontia contorta (S.G.Gmelin) Ruprecht 1850: 103

Published in: Ruprecht, F.J. (1850). Algae ochotenses. Die ersten sicheren Nachrichten über die Tange des Ochotskischen Meeres. pp. 1-243, 10 pls. St. Petersburg: Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Dumontia is Dumontia incrassata (O.F.Müller) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Fucus contortus S.G.Gmelin

Type Information
Type locality: Ad litus Scheuelingense prope Hagam comium e mari reiectum Cel. Pallas; (Gmelin 1768: 181) Lectotype: Illustration in Gmelin (pl. 22: fig. 1) (epitype) (Irvine 1983: 14)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Soft, pale yellowish to purple fronds, solitary or tufted from discoid base, tubular, cylindrical or compressed, irregularly branched, to 500 mm long, filled with a watery mucilage. Axis and branches tapered at both ends, irregularly swollen, often twisted, to 5 mm or more broad. Basal disc to 20 mm diam., persistent, erect fronds initiated internally.

On rock and pebbles, shallow open pools, upper intertidal to shallow subtidal, common, widely distributed.

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

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 December 2022

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