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Sargassum oligocystum Montagne 1845

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


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Sargassum oligocystum Montagne
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Sargassum oligocystum Montagne
1. Phylloids. 2. Vesicles. 3. Fragment with vesicles. 4. Habit (in aquarium). 5. Upper subtidal (Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Sargassum oligocystum Montagne
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).


Craticula halophila f. tenuirostris (Hustedt) Czarnecki

Sargassum oligocystum Montagne Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Sargassum oligocystum Montagne 1845: 67

Published in: Montagne, C. (1845). Plantes cellulaires. In: Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zelée...pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont-d'Urville. Botanique. (Hombron, J.B. & Jacquinot, H. Eds) Vol. 1, pp. i-xiv, 1-349. Paris: Gide et Cie, Éditeurs.
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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: Lampung Bay, Sumatra, Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996: 690). Type: PC (Noro, Ajisaka & Yoshida 1994: 27).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum Section Acanthocarpicae

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Carpacanthus oligocystus (Montagne) Kützing 1849

Nomenclatural notes
Noro & Abbott (1994: 34) cite the authority for this species as C. Agardh.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the taxon Sargassum binderi var. ceylanicum Grunow apparently lies within the circumspection of this species but has not yet been transferred or reduced or synonymy.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum oligocystum Montagne)
Africa: Eritrea (Ateweberhan & Prud'homme van Reine 2005), Kenya (Silva & al. 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996), Morocco (Rosado-Espinosa et al. 2020 ), Mozambique (Bandeira, António & Critchley 2001), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Andaman Islands (Silva & al. 1996), Nicobar Islands (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Iran (Kokabi & Yousefzadi 2015), Kuwait (Silva & al. 1996, Al-Yamani & al. 2014), Oman (Wynne 2018), Qatar (Silva & al. 1996), Red Sea (Einav & al. 2021), Saudi Arabia (Silva & al. 1996), Yemen (Silva & al. 1996).

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

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Noro, Ajisaka & Yoshida 1994, Phillips 1995, Silva & al. 1996), Malaysia (Phillips 1995, Silva & al. 1996, Ajisaka, Phang & Yoshida 1999, Ajisaka 2002), Philippines (Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987, Trono 1992, Noro, Ajisaka & Yoshida 1994, Phillips 1995, Phillips 1995, Trono 1997, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Singapore (Silva & al. 1996, Ajisaka 2002, Pham & al. 2011), Thailand (Coppejans & al. 2011, Tsutsui & al. 2012, Noiraksar et al. 2014, Kantachumpoo & al. 2015), Vietnam (Abbott, Fisher & McDermid 2002, Tsutsui et al. 2005, Dai 2007, Titlyanov & Titlyanova 2012, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015, Nguyen & Boo 2020 ).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984, Tseng & Baoran 1995, Tseng & Lu 2000, Liu 2008), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov & al. 2016), Japan (Phillips 1995, Yoshida 1998, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Lord Howe Island (Kraft 2009), Norfolk Island (Millar 1999), Papua New Guinea (Littler & Littler 2003), Queensland (Lewis 1985, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Kraft 2009, Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman & Borowitzka 2003).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Hawaiian Islands (De Wreede 1976), New Caledonia (Noro & Abbott 1994, Phillips 1995, Payri 2007), Republic of Palau (Lobban & N'Yeurt 2006), Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999), Solomon Islands (Womersley & Bailey 1970).

(as Carpacanthus oligocystus (Montagne) Kützing)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Ajisaka, T. (2002). Sargassum specimens from Singapore and Malaysia in the Herbarium of the Bishop Museum. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 77-88. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

Ajisaka, T., Phang, S.M. & Yoshida, T. (1999). Preliminary report of Sargassum species collected from Malaysian coasts. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 23-41. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

De Wreede, R.E. (1976). The phenology of three species of Sargassum (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta) in Hawaii. Phycologia 15(2): 175-183, 9 figs, 2 tables.

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

Kraft, G.T. (2009). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 2. Brown algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-364, 107 figs. Erratum of fig. 73 from vol. 1. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study and CSIRO Publishing.

Krishnamurthy, V. & Ezhili, R. (2013). Phaeophyceae of India and neighbourhood Volume II The Fucales. pp. [i]-iv, 1-156, 31 figs, pls I-XLIX. Chennai: Krishnamurthy Institute of Algology.

Noro, T. & Abbott, I.A. (1994). A tentative identification of some specimens of Sargassum from the tropical south Pacific. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 33-34. California Sea Grant College, University of California.

Noro, T., Ajisaka, T. & Yoshida, T. (1994). Species of Sargassum subgenus Sargassum (Fucales) with compressed primary branches. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 23-31. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.

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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanova, T.V. (2012). Morskiye rasteniya stran Aziatsko-Tikhookeanskogo regiona, ikh ispol'zovaniye i kul'tivirovaniye [Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation]. pp. 376, 52 numbered figures, 162 plates. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

Trono Jr., G. (1992). The genus Sargassum in the Philippines. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Western Atlantic species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 43-94. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Tseng, C.K. & Baoran, L (1995). Studies on the glomerulate Sargassum of China: III. The species group Binderia. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 93-106. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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