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Sargassum capillare Kützing

Publication details
Sargassum capillare Kützing 1843: 361

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), capillary, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum tenue var. capillare (Kützing) Grunow 1915

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum gracile Greville 1849
Carpacanthus tenuis G.Martens 1866

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 662) two taxa (Sargassum tenue var. fuscescens Grunow and Sargassum tenue var. gardneri Grunow) which apparently lie within the circumspection of this species, have not been cited subsequent to their proposal. See Lipkin & Silva (2002: 51).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Im Indischen Ocean" (Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu, India) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 661). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Grunow (1915: 374) for more information on the type locality of this 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.

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