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Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh 1820

Publication details
Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh 1820: 10

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.

Type information
Type locality: Indian Ocean (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 51).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus virgatus Mertens 1819
Sargassum leptophyllum Greville 1849

Nomenclatural notes
Nomen novum (Fucus virgatus Mertens 1819 not F. virgatus Gunnerus 1766). - (16 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
Warm Indo-west Pacific waters (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (16 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

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