Sargassum merrifieldiae J.
Sargassum merrifieldiae J.Agardh 1889: 115, pl. XXX: figs 13-17 (as 'merrifieldii' )
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1889). Species Sargassorum Australiae descriptae et dispositae. Accedunt de singulis partibus Sargassorum, earumque differentiis morphologicis in diversis speciebus observationes nonnullae; nec non dispositionis specierum omnium generis, his differentiis fundatae, periculum. Öfversigt af Konglige Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm, series 4 23(3): 1-133, pls I-XXXI.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Adelaide, South Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 684). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Womersley (1987: 441) for more information on the lectotype locality of this species.
Source of current name
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.
Created: 28 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 August 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 July 2019.