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Sargassum paradoxum (R.Brown ex Turner) Gaillon

Publication details
Sargassum paradoxum (R.Brown ex Turner) Gaillon 1828: 355

Published in: Gaillon, B. (1828). Résumé méthodique des classifications des Thalassiophytes. Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles [Levrault] 53: 350-406, Tables 1-3.
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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.

Basionym
Fucus paradoxus R.Brown ex Turner

Type information
Type locality: "On the southern coast of New Holland. Mr. Brown." [probably Tasmania or Kent Group Islands, Bass Strait] (Turner 1809-1811: 50). Type: Robert Brown; BM (Womersley 1987: 430).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Bactrophycus J.Agardh Section Halochloa (Kützing) Endlicher

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), paradoxical.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus paradoxus R.Brown ex Turner 1811

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum membranaceum J.Agardh 1872
Sargassum undulatum J.Agardh 1872
Sargassum grande J.Agardh 1889
Sargassum gunnianum J.Agardh 1889

Nomenclatural notes
The combination was first proposed by Gaillon (1828: 355) and not by J.D. Hooker & Harvey (1847: 413); see Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 688). Womersley (1987: 430) cites (R. Brown ex Turner) Hooker & Harvey 1847 as the authority for this species.

General environment
This is a marine 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.

Dixon, R.R.M. & Huisman, J.M. (2015). Fucales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 245-275. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Dixon, R.R.M., Matteo, L., Huisman, J.M., Payri, C.E., Bolton, J.J. & Gurgel, F.D. (2014). North meets south - Taxonomic and biogeographic implications of a phylogenetic assessment of Sargassum subgenera Arthrophycus and Bactrophycus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 53(1): 15-22.

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.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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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