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Kelp forest Otago 1s.JPG
Durvillaea antarctica in Otago, New Zealand
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
(unranked): Chromista
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Fucales
Family: Durvillaeaceae
Genus: Durvillaea

Durvillaea is a genus of brown algae (class Phaeophyceae) of the order Fucales. It is named after French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville [1790-1842]. Members of the genus are found in New Zealand, South America, and Australia and are sometimes called bull kelp, which is a common name for a large kelp. Species include:

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  • Adams, N.M. (1994). Seaweeds of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press
  • Morton, J.W., Miller, M.C. (1973) The New Zealand Seashore. Collins.
  • Fraser, C.I., Winter D.J., Spencer, H.G., Waters J.M. (2010) Multigene phylogeny of the southern bull-kelp genus Durvillaea (Phaeophyceae: Fucales). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57:1301–1311. [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.10.011]
  • Fraser, C.I., Spencer, H.G., Waters J.M. (2012) Durvillaea poha sp. nov. (Fucales, Phaeophyceae): a buoyant southern bull-kelp species endemic to New Zealand. Phycologia, 51:151–156. [doi: 10.2216/11-47.1]

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