Sargassum capillare Kützing 1843
Sargassum capillare Kützing 1843: 361
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: "Im Indischen Ocean" (Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu, India) (Silva & al. 1996: 661). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Grunow (1915: 374) for more information on the type locality of this species.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), capillary, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).
Sargassum tenue var. capillare (Kützing) Grunow 1915
According to Silva et al. (1996: 662) two taxa (Sargassum tenue var. fuscescens Grunow and Sargassum tenue var. gardneri Grunow) which apparently lie within the circumspection of this species, have not been cited subsequent to their proposal. See Lipkin & Silva (2002: 51).
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum capillare Kützing)
Indian Ocean Islands: Gulf of Aden (Silva & al. 1996).
South-east Asia: Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).
(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).
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, -638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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.
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