Durvillaea antarctica

  • Durvillaea antarctica
  • Durvillaea antarctica

Species

Durvillaea antarctica

Etymology

antarctica: Antarctic

Common Name(s)

Bull kelp, rimurapa

Authority

Durvillaea antarctica (Cham.) Har.

Family

Durvillaeaceae

Flora Category

Non Vascular - Native

Synonyms

Fucus antarcticus Chamisso 1822, Durvillaea utilis Bory de Saint-Vincent 1825, Laminaria caepaestipes Montagne 1839, Halymenia incurvata Suhr 1839, Durvillaea mastix Suhr 1841, Ecklonia caepaestipes (Montagne) Endlicher 1843, Durvillaea harveyi J.D.Hooker 1845, Durvillaea montagnei Kützing 1849, Sarcophycus simplex Kützing 1860, Durvillaea caepaestipes (Montagne) Skottsberg 1919

Distribution

New Zealand, Gough Island (Atlantic), Argentina, Chile and Australia (Norfolk Island and Macquarie Island) and Antarctic.

Endemic Taxon

No

Harvesting
The Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 protects bull kelp from commercial harvesting within the tribe’s traditional seaweed-gathering grounds.

This page last updated on 29 Aug 2012

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