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Sargassum polyceratium Montagne 1837

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


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Sargassum polyceratium Montagne
a. rama; b. filoide; c. vesícula; d. cauloide; e. receptáculo. Esquema: Lourdes Moreira..

Sargassum polyceratium Montagne
en su hábitat natural, en la zona Habana-Matanzas, sobre fondo rocoso. Foto: Ángel Fernández..


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Sargassum polyceratium Montagne a. rama; b. filoide; c. vesícula; d. cauloide; e. receptáculo. Esquema: Lourdes Moreira.

Publication details
Sargassum polyceratium Montagne 1837: 356

Published in: Montagne, C. (1837). Centurie de plantes cellulaires exotiques nouvelles. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde série 8: 345-370.
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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.

Type information
Type locality: La Habana, Cuba

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Carpacanthus polyceratius (MOntagne) Kützing 1849

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum polyceratium Montagne)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Schneider 2003), Madeira (Ferreira & al. 2018).

North America: Florida (Taylor 1960, Kilar, Ajisaka, Yoshida & Hanisak 1992), Mexico (Pedroche & Sentíes 2020).

Central America: Belize (Norris & Bucher 1982, Littler & Littler 1997), Costa Rica (Cabrera & al. 2021), Panama (Taylor 1960, Wysor & De Clerck 2003).

Caribbean Islands: Bahamas (Taylor 1960, Ballantine & Aponte 2003), Barbados (Taylor 1960), Caicos Islands (Taylor 1960), Cayman Islands (Taylor 1960), Cuba (Taylor 1960, Suárez 2005, Jover Capote & Lake Barragán 2008, Díez García & Jover Capote 2011, Suárez, Martínez-Daranas & Alfonso 2014, Torres Conde & Martínez-Daranas 2019, Cabrera & al. 2020), Curaçao (Engelen et al 2005), Hispaniola (Taylor 1960), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Martinique (Rodríguez-Prieto, Michanek & Ivon 1999, Thabard et al. 2011, Delnatte & Wynne 2016), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017, Wynne 2017).

South America: Brazil (Taylor 1931, Taylor 1960, Oliveira Filho 1977, Vidal Marques et al 2006, Villaca et al. 2010, Menezes Széchy & Paula 2010), Colombia (Taylor 1960, Schnetter 1969, Schnetter 1976), Venezuela (Taylor 1960, Ganesan 1990).

Middle East: Turkey (Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993, Taskin & al. 2008 , Taskin & al. 2008 , Taskin & al. 2008 , Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2014), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Phillips 1995, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).

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

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Camacho, O., Mattio, L., Draisma, S., Fredericq, S. & Diaz-Pulido, G. (2014). Morphological and molecular assessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from Caribbean Colombia, including the proposal of Sargassum giganteum sp. nov., Sargassum schnetteri comb. nov. and Sargassum section Cladophyllum sect. nov . Systematics and Biodiversity 13: 105-130.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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Ajisaka, T. (1992). Notes on two "look-alike" species between east and west: Sargassum polyporum Montagne from Ryukyu Islands in Japan and Sargbassum polyceratium Montagne from the Caribbean Sea. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 133-137. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.
de Ruyter van Steveninck, E.D. & Breeman, A.M. (1987). Population dynamics of a tropical intertidal and deep-water population of Sargassum polyceratium (Phaeophyceae). Aquatic Botany 29: 139-156.
Engelen, A.H., Åberg, P., Olsen, J.L., Stam, W.T. & Breeman, A.M. (2005). Effects of wave exposure and depth on biomass, density and fertility of the fucoid seaweed Sargassum polyceratium (Phaeophyta, Sargassaceae). European Journal of Phycology 40: 149-158.
Kilar, J.A. & Hanisak, M.D. (1988). Seasonal patterns of morphological variability in Sargassum polyceratium (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 24: 467-473.
Kilar, J.A. & Hanisak, M.D. (1989). Phenotypic variability in Sargassum polyceratium (Fucales, Phaeophyta). Phycologia 28: 491-500.
Kilar, J.A., Ajisaka, T., Yoshida, T. & Hanisak, M.D. (1992). A comparative study of Sargassum polyporum from the Ryukyu Islands (Japan) and Sargassum polyceratium from the Florida Keys (United States). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 119-132. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.
Kilar, J.A., Littler, M.M. & Littler, D.S. (1989). Functional-morphological relationships in Sargassum polyceratium (Phaeophyta): phenotypic and ontogenetic variability in apparent photosynthesis and dark respiration. Journal of Phycology 25: 713-720.
Prince, J.S. (1980). The ecology of Sargassum pteropleuron Grunow (Phaeophyceae, Fucales) in the waters off South Florida. II. Seasonal photosynthesis and respiration of S. pteropleuron and comparison of its phenology to that of S. polyceratium Montagne. Phycologia 19: 190-193, 2 figs, 1 table.
Thabard, M., Gros, O., Hellio, C. & Maréchal, J.-P. (2011). Sargassum polyceratium (Phaeophyceae, Fucaceae) surface molecule activity towards fouling organisms and embryonic development of benthic species. Botanica Marina 54(2): 147-157.

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