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Sargassum myriocystum J.Agardh

Publication details
Sargassum myriocystum J.Agardh 1848: 314

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum polycystum C.Agardh

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum Section Zygocarpicae

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Sargassum myriocystum J.Agardh)
Chinese: Agar-agar koepan (Kirby 1953).

Indonesion: Agar-agar koepan (Kirby 1953).

Type information
Syntype localities: "in mari chinensi"; Jakarta, Java, Indonesia; "ad oras Hindostaniae" (India) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 686).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum myriocystum J.Agardh)
Africa: Mauritius (Børgesen 1941, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Indian Ocean Islands: Andaman Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: China (Tseng & Lu 2000, Liu 2008), Japan (Okamura 1936, Ajisaka, Noro & Yoshida 1995, Yoshida 1998, Stiger et al. 2000, Yoshida, Stiger, Ajisaka & Noro 2002, Stiger et al. 2004, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Phillips 1995, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Malaysia (Phillips 1995, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Ajisaka, Phang & Yoshida 1999), Philippines (Silva, MeƱez & Moe 1987, Phillips 1995), Singapore (Phillips 1995, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Pacific Islands: New Caledonia (Phillips 1995, Payri 2007).

Source of current name
Mattio, L., Payri, C.E. & Verlaque, M. (2009). Taxonomic revision and geographic distribution of the subgenus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the western and central Pacific islands based on morphological and molecular analyses. Journal of Phycology 45(5): 1213-1227.

Key references
Ajisaka, T., Noro, T. & Yoshida, T. (1995). Zygocarpic Sargassum species (subgenus Sargassum) from Japan. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 11-44. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Ajisaka, T., Phang, S.M. & Yoshida, T. (1999). Preliminary report of Sargassum species collected from Malaysian coasts. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 23-41. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

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.

Stiger, V., Horiguchi, T., Yoshida, T., Coleman, A.W. & Masuda, M. (2003). Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae), inferred from it ITS nrDNA, with an emphasis on the taxonomic revision of the genus. Phycological Research 51(1): 1-10.

Yoshida, T., Stiger, V., Ajisaka, T. & Noro, T. (2002). A molecular study of section-level classification of Sargassum subgenus Bactrophycus (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 89-94. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

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