Sargassum gracile , nom. illeg. 1849
Sargassum gracile Greville 1849: 504, pl. XI : upper figs 1-3, nom. illeg.
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1849). Algae orientales:- Descriptions of new species belonging to the genus Sargassum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History Ser. 2, 3: 106-109, 216-219, 254-257, 503-506, Plate IV, IX, X, XI.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum capillare Kützing
Type locality: India (Silva & al. 1996: 661).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Tseng & Lu (1988: 49), this is a synonym of S. tenue J. Agardh.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum gracile Greville)
South America: Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).
Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Bostock & Holland 2010).
Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999).
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.
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.
Tseng, C.K. & Lu Baoren (1988). Studies on Chinese species of zygocarpic Sargassum. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 2, pp. 23-54. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.
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