Sargassum vulgare var. foliosissimum (J.V. ) C. 1820
Sargassum vulgare var. foliosissimum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A Floristic Inventory and Field Guide. OffShore Graphics, Inc., Washington, DC. Distributed by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Download PDF
Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820
Fucus foliosissimus J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), common, general, ordinary (Stearn 1973).
Fucus foliosissimus J.V.Lamouroux 1813
John et al. (2003) do not distinguish between Sargassum vulgare and var. foliosissimum in presenting distributions and it is assumed that they are the same as in Lawson & John (1987).
This is a marine species.
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).
South America: Venezuela (Ganesan 1990).
Africa: Benin (Price, John & Lawson 1978, Lawson & John 1987, John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003), Cameroon (Price, John & Lawson 1978, Lawson & John 1987, John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003), Ghana (Smith, Smith & Nii Yemoh Annang 2015), Nigeria (Price, John & Lawson 1978, Lawson & John 1987, John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003), São Tomé & Príncipe (Price, John & Lawson 1978, Lawson & John 1987, John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003), Senegal (Price, John & Lawson 1978), Togo (Price, John & Lawson 1978, Lawson & John 1987, John, Lawson & Ameka, 2003).
Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936).
Børgesen, F. (1914). The species of Sargassum found along the coasts of the Danish West Indies with remarks upon the floating forms of the Sargasso Sea. In: Mindeskrift i Anledning af Hundredaaret for Japetus Steenstrups Fødsel. (Jungersen, H.F.E. & Warming, E. Eds) Vol. Art. XXXII, pp. 1-20. København: Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri.
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, -591, , pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, -638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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