Sargassum wightii Greville 1848
Sargassum wightii Greville 1848: 329 (as 'Wigtii')
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, -363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: "Hab. in mari Indieco, ad oras Hindostaniae [Persia] (Wigt! [Robert Wight] in Hb. Hookerii 'sub n:o 246 et 248)."; (Agardh 1848: 329) Holotype: Herbarium of Wight; (Noro, Ajisaka & Yoshida 1994: 29) Notes: According to Noro et al. (1994), the Indian Ocean is the type locality. Isotype (Indies orientale) in MEL (MEL 696678). Matteo et al. (2010: 902) give the following data: syntypes: India, TCD 1120, 1121. This seems unlikely as the types should be in BM-K.
This is a marine species.
Created: 03 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 30 September 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 September 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2022