Cystophyllum fusiforme Harvey 1860

Sargassum fusiforme (Harvey) Setchell

Sargassum fusiforme (Harvey) SetchellOishi-zaki, Yura, Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan - 22 March 2007. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Cystophyllum fusiforme Harvey 1860: 328

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cystophyllum is Cystophyllum trinode (Forsskål) J.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum fusiforme (Harvey) Setchell.

Type Information
Type locality: "On rocks at low tide, Simoda." [Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan]; (Harvey 1860: 329) Type: Charles Wright; TCD?;

Origin of Species Name
Adjective B (Latin), fusiform; swollen at the middle and tapering to each end like a spindle; narrowly ellipsoid (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 07 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 29 January 2014

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 January 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 February 2023

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