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Sargassum decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Sargassum

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Sargassum decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh
Cassini Island, north Kimberley, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Sargassum decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Sargassum decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh

 

Platythamnion plumula var. bebbii (Reinsch) Feldmann

Sargassopsis decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) Trevisan Cassini Island, north Kimberley, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Sargassum decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh 1820: 42

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 currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassopsis decurrens (R.Brown ex Turner) Trevisan

Basionym
Fucus decurrens R.Brown ex Turner

Type information
Type locality: "North shores of New Holland" (Womersley 1954: 344). Type: BM (Womersley 1987: 421).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Phyllotricha

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), running down, e.g. a leaf prolonged beyond the point of insertion and running down the stem.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum boryi var. angustissima f. neocaledonica Grunow
Sargassum boryi C.Agardh 1824
Sargassopsis boryi (C.Agardh) Trevisan 1843
Sargassum scabripes J.Agardh 1873

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 669) there is a possibility that the name Sargassum heteromorphum has been misapplied to this species by various authors. Please consult original reference and Womersley (1987: 422) for full details.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Ballesteros, E., Rousseau, F. & Thibaut, T. (2010). DNA sequence data demonstrate the polyphyly of the genus Cystoseira and other Sargassaceae genera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1329-1345.

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.

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.

Mattio, L. & Payri, C.E. (2009). Taxonomic revision of Sargassum species (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from New Caledonia based on morphological and molecular analyses. Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1374-1388.

Noro, T. & Abbott, I.A. (1994). A tentative identification of some specimens of Sargassum from the tropical south Pacific. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 33-34. California Sea Grant College, University of California.

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.

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