Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh 1873

Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh

Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.AgardhKangaroo Island, South Australia - 20 October 2009. M.D. Guiry (

Publication Details
Sargassum decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh 1873: 63

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1873 '1872'). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 9(8): 1-71.

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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Phyllotricha decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman.

Fucus decipiens R.Brown ex Turner

Type Information
Type locality: "At Port Dalrymple in New Holland. Mr. Brown." [Port Dalrymple, Tamar Estuary, Tasmania, Australia]; (Turner 1809-1811: 78) Type: BM; (Womersley 1987: 424)

Origin of Species Name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 28 September 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 June 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 June 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 17 August 2022

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