Sargassum decipiens (R. ex Turner) J.
Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh 1873: 63-64
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Phyllotricha decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman
Fucus decipiens R.Brown ex Turner
Type locality: Port Dalrymple, Tasmania, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 668). Type: BM (Womersley 1987: 424). Notes: Womersley (1987: 424) cites Port Dalrymple (Tamar Est. mouth), Tasmania as the type locality.
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Phillips 1995), South Australia (Womersley 1987), Tasmania (Womersley 1987), Victoria (Womersley 1987, Dixon et al. 2012), Western Australia (Womersley 1987, Dixon et al. 2012).
According to Silva et al. (1996) the name Sargassum sonderi was misapplied to this species by Grunow (1915 [1915-1916]: 332).
Source of synonymy
Dixon, R.R.M., Huisman, J.M., Buchanan, J., Gurgel, C.F.D. & Spencer, P. (2012). A morphological and molecular study of austral Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) supports the recognition of Phyllotricha at genus level, with further additions to the genus Sargassopsis. Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1119-1129.
Goldberg, N.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2004). Sargassum kendrickii (Fucales, Phaeophyceae), a new species of subgenus Phyllotrichia from southern Australia. Botanica Marina 47: 424-430.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Sargassum&species=decipiens
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Sargassum&Species=decipiens
Created: 28 September 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 December 2012 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:63511