Sargassum virgatum C.
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], -168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).
Nomen novum (Fucus virgatus Mertens 1819 not F. virgatus Gunnerus 1766). - (16 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
Warm Indo-west Pacific waters (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (16 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Indian Ocean (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 51).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum virgatum C.Agardh)
Africa: Eritrea (Lipkin & Silva 2002).
Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).
South-east Asia: Malaysia (Phillips 1995, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Singapore (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Pham et al. 2011), Vietnam (Phillips 1995, Dai 2007, Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).
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: 1-1259.
Created: 03 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 June 2010 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 October 2019.