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Sargassum furcatum Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Sargassum

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Sargassum furcatum Kützing
a. rama; b. cauloides; c. vesícula; d. filoides; e. receptáculo. Esquema: Lourdes Moreira..

 

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Sargassum furcatum Kützing a. rama; b. cauloides; c. vesícula; d. filoides; e. receptáculo. Esquema: Lourdes Moreira.
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Publication details
Sargassum furcatum Kützing 1843: 362

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sargassum is Sargassum bacciferum (Turner) C.Agardh.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), forked, furcate (Stearn 1992).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum vulgare f. furcatum (Kützing) J.Agardh 1889

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: St Thomas, Virgin Islands

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Kilar, J.A., Hanisak, M.D. & Yoshida, T. (1992). On the expression of phenotypic variability: why is Sargassum so taxonomically difficult?. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to Pacific and Western Atlantic species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.3, pp. 95-117. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.

Phillips, N. (1995). Biogeography of Sargassum (Phaeophyta) in the Pacific basin. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 107-145. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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References
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Moreira, L. & Suárez, A.M. (2002). Estudio del género Sargassum C. Agardh, 1820 (Phaeophyta, Fucales, Sargassaceae) en aguas cubanas. 1. Sargassum furcatum Kützing, 1843, nuevo registro . Rev. Invest. Mar. 23(1): 53-54.
Pereira, R.C. & Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y. (1999). The role of polyphenols from the tropical brown alga Sargassum furcatum on the feeding by amphipod herbivores. Botanica Marina 441-448: .

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