Sargassum fallax Sonder 1845

Sargassum fallax Sonder

Current name: Sargassum fallax Sonder
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia - 03 December 2010. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Sargassum fallax Sonder 1845: 52

Published in: Sonder, G. (1845). Nova algarum genera et species, quas in itinere ad oras occidentales Novae Hollandiae, collegit L. Priess, Ph. Dr. Botanische Zeitung 3(4): 49-57.

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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: Western Australia; (Silva & al. 1996: 671) Lectotype: Preiss; MEL; 687512 (Womersley 1987: 432) Notes: Womersley (1987: 432) notes that there is also an isolectotype (687513).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 18 March 2014

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 March 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2023

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