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Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh

Publication details
Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh 1820: 10

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.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus virgatus Mertens 1819
Sargassum leptophyllum Greville 1849

Nomenclatural notes
Nomen novum (Fucus virgatus Mertens 1819 not F. virgatus Gunnerus 1766). - (16 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Warm Indo-west Pacific waters (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (16 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Indian Ocean (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 51).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

(as Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh)
Africa: Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Iran (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Malaysia (Phillips 1995, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Singapore (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Pham et al. 2011), Vietnam (Phillips 1995, Dai 2007, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Key references
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.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 03 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 16 June 2010 by Wendy Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2019.

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