Sargassum rasta R.R.M. &
Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman Barrow Island, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman
Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman 2015: 266, fig. 54E, F
Published in: Dixon, R.R.M. & Huisman, J.M. (2015). Fucales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 245-275. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The epithet "rasta" is taken here to be a noun in apposition referring to the "Rasta", "a noun referring to people practicing Rastafarianism", whose dreadlocks the species resembles. As such, the epithet is non-declinable. - (3 Sep 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Adele Is., Kimberley, Western Australia" (Dixon & Huisman 2015: 266). Holotype: R.R.M; 14 Oct. 2009; intertidal on rocky coral reef. PERTH 08399603A (Dixon & Huisman 2015: 266).
Created: 02 September 2015 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 September 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 May 2019.