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Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh 1820

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


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Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
Long Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
1. Habit. 2. Phylloids. 3. Low intertidal (Son Hai, Ninh Nhuan Province, Vietnam).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
Long Reef, Kimberley, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).


Cymbella lapponica Grunow ex Cleve

Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh Long Reef, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh 1820: 12

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820

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.

Fucus aquifolius Turner

Type information
Type locality: Sunda Strait, Indonesia (Silva & al. 1996: 658). Lectotype: Watts; BM 563434 (: 902).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum Section Binderianae

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus aquifolius Turner 1807

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum heterocystum Montagne 1842
Sargassum crassifolium J.Agardh 1848
Sargassum echinocarpum J.Agardh 1848
Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J.Agardh 1848
Sargassum oocyste J.Agardh 1848
Sargassum echinocarpum Greville 1848
Sargassum echinocarpum var. vitiense Grunow 1874
Sargassum cinctum var. echinocarpum Grunow 1888
Sargassum anapense Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1901
Sargassum crassifolium var. samoensis Grunow 1915
Sargassum binderi var. incisifolium Sonder ex Grunow 1915
Sargassum spathulifolium var. neocaledonicum Grunow 1916
Sargassum fonanonense Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1924

Taxonomic notes
Formerly in Section Acanthocarpicae (Mattio et al., 2010). - (19 Jan 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Exposed reef flats (Matteo et al. 2009: 1223). - (19 Jan 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Sargassum echinocarpum J.Agardh)
Hawaiian: Limu kala (Chapman & Chapman 1980), Limu-Kala (Arasaki & Arasaki 1983), Limu Honu, Holly Limu, Kala-launui, Kala-lauli'i (Abbott 1984).

(as Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J.Agardh)
Arabic: Qunbar al-ma (F.A.O. 1997).

English: Binder’s sargassum weed (F.A.O. 1997).

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Key references
Cho, S.M., Lee, S.M., Ko, Y.D., Mattio, L. & Boo, S.M. (2012). Molecular systematic reassessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Korea using four gene regions. Botanica Marina 55(5): 473-484.

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

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.

Dixon, R.R.M., Matteo, L., Huisman, J.M., Payri, C.E., Bolton, J.J. & Gurgel, F.D. (2014). North meets south - Taxonomic and biogeographic implications of a phylogenetic assessment of Sargassum subgenera Arthrophycus and Bactrophycus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 53(1): 15-22.

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

Mattio, L. & Payri, C.E. (2009). Taxonomic revision of Sargassum species (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from New Caledonia based on morphological and molecular analyses. Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1374-1388.

Mattio, L., Payri, C.E. & Verlaque, M. (2009). Taxonomic revision and geographic distribution of the subgenus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the western and central Pacific islands based on morphological and molecular analyses. Journal of Phycology 45(5): 1213-1227.

Mattio, L., Payri, C.E., Verlaque, M. & De Reviers, B. (2010). Taxonomic revision of Sargassum sect. Acanthocarpicae (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). Taxon 59(3): 896-904.

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]

Yip, T.Z., Quek, R.Z.B., LOw, J.K.Y., WIlson, B. & Bauman, A.G., Chou, L.M., Todd, P.A. & Huang, D.W. (2018). Diversity and phylogeny of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Singapore. Phytotaxa 369(3): 200-210, 3 figs.

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