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Sargassum flavicans (Mertens) C.Agardh

Publication details
Sargassum flavicans (Mertens) C.Agardh 1820: 18

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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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.

Basionym
Fucus flavicans Mertens

Type information
Type locality: Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 672). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting J. Agardh (1848b: 305) for more information on the type locality of this species.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), becoming yellow or yellowish.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus flavicans Mertens 1819

General environment
This is a marine species.

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

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.

McHugh, D.J. (2003). A guide to the seaweed industry. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 441: x + 105, 64 figs.

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.

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References
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Jeffrey, S.W. (1963). Purification and properies of chlorophyll c from Sargassum flavicans. Biochem. J. 86: 313-318.

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