Gymnogongrus norvegicus ( ) J. 1851
Gymnogongrus norvegicus (Gunnerus) J.Agardh 1851: 320
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, -336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse
Fucus norvegicus Gunnerus
Type locality: Norway (Gunnerus 1776: 122). Holotype: TRH Specimen 971.1 (without further data) (Jørgensen 2012: 1091). Notes: "Gunnerus did not refer to any particular specimen, restricting himself to a general comment that the species is common in Norwegian waters, but he referred to his own tab. III fig. 4 which clearly is based on specimen 971.1, the only one named Fucus norvegicus in his herbarium (without any data, but with a reference to the number of this species in the Flora). Foslie (1886) let J.G. Agardh make an anatomical study of this specimen which he regarded as the holotype, and Agardh confirmed that it belonged in Chondrus crispus. This is undoubtedly the illustrated specimen and accordingly the holotype." (Jørgensen 2012: 1091)
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to Norway.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The type of Fucus norvegicus is likely not to represent this species but Chondrus crispus (Guiry, pers. comm.).
This is a marine species.
Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 November 2018 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.)
Boudouresque, C.-F. (1970). Distribution et écologie de Gymnogongrus norvegicus (Rhodophycées, Phyllophoracées) en Méditerranée occidentale. Bulletin Museum Histoire Naturelle Marseille 30: 253-260.
Chemin, E. (1929). Développement des spores issues du cystocarpe de Gymnogongrus norvegicus J. Ag.. Bull Soc Bot Fr 76: 305-308.
Schotter, G. (1960). Sur la reproduction du Gymnogongrus norvegicus (Gunner) J. Agardh, en Méditerranée. Acad Sci 251: 1174-1175, 1647-1649.
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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 22 January 2021.