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Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh 1820

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

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Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

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Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Publication details
Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh 1820: 24

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.

Basionym
Fucus linearifolius Turner

Type information
Type locality: "western coast of New Holland", (probably King George Sound, Western Australia) (Silva & al. 1996: 684). Type: Menzies; BM (ex K) (Womersley 1987: 441). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Womersley (1987: 441) for more information on the type locality of this species.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum Section Sargassum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with narrow leaves.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus linearifolius Turner 1808

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum merrifieldiae J.Agardh 1889

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum linearifolium (Turner) C.Agardh)
Africa: Mauritius (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Oman (Wynne 2018).

South-west Asia: India (Silva & al. 1996, Rao & Gupta 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Phillips 1995), Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), New South Wales (Womersley 1987, Huisman 2000), Norfolk Island (Millar 1999), Queensland (Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Womersley 1987, Huisman 2000), Tasmania (Huisman 2000), Victoria (Womersley 1987, Huisman 2000), Western Australia (Womersley 1987, Huisman & Walker 1990, Huisman 2000, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Goldberg & Huisman 2004, Dixon & Huisman 2015).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: New Caledonia (Payri 2007).

(as Sargassum merrifieldiae J.Agardh)
Africa: Mauritius (Børgesen 1941).

Australia and New Zealand: Norfolk Island (Lewis 1985).

Key references
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.

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.

Phillips, N. (1995). Biogeography of Sargassum (Phaeophyta) in the Pacific basin. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 107-145. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. [1]-484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

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