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Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman 2015

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


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Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman
Barrow Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Cocconeis placentula var. rouxii (Héribaud & Brun) Cleve

Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman Barrow Island, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman 2015: 266, fig. 54 E, F

Published in: 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.

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: "Adele Is., Kimberley, Western Australia" (Dixon & Huisman 2015: 266). Holotype: R.R.M; 14 Oct. 2009; intertidal on rocky coral reef. PERTH 08399603A (Dixon & Huisman 2015: 266).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
The epithet "rasta" is taken here to be a noun in apposition referring to the "Rasta", "a noun referring to people practicing Rastafarianism", whose dreadlocks the species resembles. As such, the epithet is non-declinable. - (3 Sep 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum rasta R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Western Australia (Dixon & Huisman 2015).

Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Created: 02 September 2015 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 October 2021.

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