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Sargassum pfeifferae Grunow 1874

Publication details
Sargassum pfeifferae Grunow 1874: 27

Published in: Grunow, A. (1874). Algen der Fidschi-, Tonga- und Samoa-Inseln, gesammelt von Dr. E. Graeffe> Erste Folge: Phaeosporeae, Fucoideae und Florideae. Journal des Museum Godeffroy 3: 23-50.
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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.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sargassum obovatum var. pfeifferae (Grunow) Grunow 1915

Taxonomic notes
Reinstated (Mattio et al. 2013). - (3 Feb 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 689).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum pfeifferae Grunow)
Indian Ocean Islands: Mascarene Islands (Mattio et al. 2013), Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996 ), RĂ©union (Zubia & al.).

(as Sargassum obovatum var. pfeifferae (Grunow) Grunow)
Africa: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Pacific Islands: Samoan Archipelago (Skelton & South 1999).

Key references
Mattio, L., Zubia, M., Loveday, B., Crochelet, E., Duong, N., Payri, C.E., Bhagooli, R. & Bolton, J.J. (2013). Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Mauritius and RĂ©union, western Indian Ocean: taxonomic revision and biogeography using hydrodynamic dispersal models. Phycologia 52(6): 578-594.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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