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Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753

145548  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:145548)

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Fucus inflatus Linnaeus, 1753 · unaccepted (synonym)

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  1. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. gracillimus Collins, 1900
  2. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. mytili (Nienburg) Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  3. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  4. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. compressus Kjellman, 1890
  5. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis (Hudson) Kützing, 1849
  6. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. vadorum Areschoug, 1868
  7. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. abbreviatus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  8. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. acutus Lyngbye, 1819 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  9. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. angustifolius (C.Agardh) Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  10. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. angustifrons (Gobi) Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  11. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. angustifrons Gobi, 1878 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  12. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. balticus (C.Agardh) Dannenberg, 1927 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  13. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. balticus Levring, 1940 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  14. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. crispus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  15. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. elongatus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  16. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. filiformis (C.Agardh) Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  17. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. flabellatus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  18. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. fluviatilis Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  19. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. lanceolatus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  20. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. latus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  21. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. limicola F.S.Collins, 1906 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  22. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. linearis (Hudson) H.T.Powell, 1957 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis (Hudson) Kützing, 1849
  23. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. mytili (Nienburg) Nienhuis, 1970 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. mytili (Nienburg) Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  24. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. nanus (C.Agardh) Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  25. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. plicatus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  26. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. pseudoceranoides (Areschoug) Kleen, 1874 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  27. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. racemosus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  28. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. robustus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  29. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. sphaerocarpus (J.Agardh) Kleen, 1874 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  30. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. spiralis (Linnaeus) Batters, 1890 accepted as Fucus spiralis Linnaeus, 1753
  31. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. subecostatus (C.Agardh) Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  32. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. subfusiformis Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  33. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. subglobosus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  34. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. tenuis Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  35. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. terminalis Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  36. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. turgidus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  37. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. vadorum (Areschoug) Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  38. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. vadorum (Areschoug) Kleen, 1874 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  39. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. vadorum Areschoug, 1868 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753 (synonym)
  40. Forma Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) H.T.Powell, 1963 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  41. Subspecies Fucus vesiculosus subsp. pseudoceranoides Areschoug, 1868 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  42. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. aestuarii Lami, 1938 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  43. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. alternans C.Agardh, 1820 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  44. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. angustifolius C.Agardh, 1817 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  45. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. axilaris (J.Agardh) Miranda, 1931 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  46. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. axillaris Sauvageau, 1897 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  47. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. balticus (C.Agardh) Areschoug, 1847 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  48. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. ceratiformis Wahlenberg, 1826 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  49. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. chondriformis J.Agardh, 1836 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  50. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. divaricatus (Linnaeus) Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  51. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. evesiculosus Cotton, 1912 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis (Hudson) Kützing, 1849
  52. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. filiformis C.Agardh, 1819 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  53. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. grandifrons C.Agardh, 1821 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  54. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. inflatus (Linnaeus) C.Agardh, 1810 accepted as Fucus evanescens C.Agardh, 1820 accepted as Fucus distichus subsp. evanescens (C.Agardh) H.T.Powell, 1957
  55. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. laterifructus Greville, 1828 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  56. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. limitaneus Montagne, 1840 accepted as Fucus guiryi Zardi, Nicastro, E.S.Serrão & G.A.Pearson, 2011 (synonym)
  57. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. longissimus Clemente, 1807 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  58. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. lutarius Chauvin ex J.Kickx f., 1856 accepted as Fucus spiralis var. lutarius (Kützing) Sauvageau, 1908
  59. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. monocystus C.Agardh, 1820 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  60. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. muscoides Cotton, 1912 accepted as Fucus cottonii M.J.Wynne & Magne, 1991
  61. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. nanus C.Agardh, 1817 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  62. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. rigidus Wahlenberg, 1812 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  63. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. rotundatus Kjellman, 1890 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  64. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. sphaerocarpus J.Agardh, 1872 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  65. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. spiralis (Linnaeus) C.Agardh, 1810 accepted as Fucus spiralis Linnaeus, 1753
  66. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. spiralis Farlow, 1881 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  67. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. spiralis (Linnaeus) Roth, 1800 accepted as Fucus spiralis Linnaeus, 1753
  68. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. subecostatus C.Agardh, 1817 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753
  69. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. tricystus C.Agardh, 1820 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  70. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. volubilis Goodenough & Woodward, 1797 accepted as Fucus vesiculosus f. volubilis (Goodenough & Woodward) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes, 2017
  71. Variety Fucus vesiculosus var. foliaceus Goodenough & Woodward (uncertain)
marine, brackish
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. Stockholm., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/669#/summary
page(s): Volume 2 Page 1158 [details]   
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:77427  
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:77427 [details]

Distribution Ellesmere Island (and into Hudson Bay) to North Carolina  
Distribution Ellesmere Island (and into Hudson Bay) to North Carolina [details]
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2024). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus, 1753. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=145548 on 2024-06-17
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original description 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. Stockholm., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/669#/summary
page(s): Volume 2 Page 1158 [details]   

original description  (of Fucus divaricatus Linnaeus, 1753) 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. Stockholm., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/669#/summary [details]   

original description  (of Fucus balticus C.Agardh, 1814) Agardh, C. A. (1814). Algarum decas tertia [-quarta]. Londini Gothorum. Ex officina Berlingiana. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Bermuda) Schneider, C. W. (2003). An annotated checklist and bibliography of the marine macroalgae of the Bermuda Islands. Nova Hedwigia, 76(3-4): 275-361 [details]   

basis of record Guiry, M.D. (2001). Macroalgae of Rhodophycota, Phaeophycota, Chlorophycota, and two genera of Xanthophycota, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 20-38 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [details]   

additional source Sears, J.R. (ed.). 1998. NEAS keys to the benthic marine algae of the northeastern coast of North America from Long Island Sound to the Strait of Belle Isle. Northeast Algal Society. 163 p. [details]   

additional source South, G. R.;Tittley, I. (1986). A checklist and distributional index of the benthic marine algae of the North Atlantic Ocean. <em>untsman Marine Laboratory. St. Andrews, New Brunswick.</em> 1-76. [details]   

additional source Taylor, W.R. 1957. Marine algae of the northeastern coast of North America. The University of Michigan Press. Ann Arbor. viii + 509 p. [details]   

additional source Thomas, M. L. H. (1983). Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> 64:1-306. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2024). AlgaeBase. <em>World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.</em> searched on YYYY-MM-DD., available online at http://www.algaebase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

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LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:77427 [details]

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Diet photosynthetic [details]

Distribution Ellesmere Island (and into Hudson Bay) to North Carolina [details]

Habitat exposed to protected coasts and in bays, estuaries and salt marshes [details]

Habitat Environment with variable salinity [details]

Morphology Brown colour results from the dominance of the xanthophyll fucoxanthin; this masks the other pigments, Chlorophyll a and c (no chlorophyll b), beta-carotene and other xanthophylls. [details]

Reproduction general for group: most brown algae have an alternation of haploid and dioploid generations; The haploid thalli form isogamous, anisogamous or oogamous gametes and the diploid thalli form zoospores by meiosis. [details]
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Danish blæretang  [details]
Dutch gewone zeeëikblaaswier  [details]
English rockweedpopweedbladder wrack  [details]
French varech vésiculeuxgoémonfucus vésiculeux  [details]
German gemeiner BlasentangBlasentang  [details]
Polish morszczyn pęcherzykowaty  [details]
Swedish blåstång  [details]